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  • Rows of kale in the vegetable garden at Chatsworth House

Kale 'Rouge de Russie' (organic)

Product Code: 080006

Quantity: 125 organic seeds

Availability: In stock.

£ 1.95
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Kale 'Red Russian'.

Kale 'Rouge de Russie' is the longest producer in my kitchen garden. I pick the baby leaves for salad and allow some to grow full-size as kale.

This is one of my desert island veg plants - long-producing, versatile and exceptionally tasty. You'll need two or three sowings for growing all year.

  • Easy for beginners

Genus: Brassica oleracea acephala
Variety: 'Rouge de Russie' (syn. 'Red Russian')
Common name: Kale
Type: Hardy annual
Sowing: Direct sow April to September. Can be sown under cover or cloches for winter salad. Can also be sown in containers.
Site: Kale are very hardy and grow in poorer soils than other brassicas. They like a sunny or lightly shaded spot, on well-drained soil.
Spacing: 10-15cm for salad. 30cm for whole plant for stir-fry.
Harvesting: 4-6 weeks from sowing. Harvest all year from 2-3 sowings. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.
Leaf production: 2-3 months
Storing: Store in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Cooking Notes: This is sweeter than traditional varieties, and can be steamed, sautéed or added to soups/stews/pasta.

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