Kale 'Rouge de Russie'

Kale 'Rouge de Russie' 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. More
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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. Kale is a fantastic winter 'superfood'.

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.

Genus Brassica oleracea acephala
Variety Rouge de Russie
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Red Russian Kale
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in) for salad. 30cm (12in) for whole plant for stir-fry.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow April - September. Can be sown under cover or cloches for winter salad.
Care Tips Remove yellowing leaves, mulch thickly and keep weed-free. This is a very disease-resistant plant. This grows well in a container pot. Will tolerate poor soil.
Storing Store in the fridge for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for 6 months.
Harvesting 4-6 weeks from sowing. Harvest all year from 2-3 sowings.
Cooking Notes This is sweeter than traditional varieties, and can be steamed, sauteed or added to soups/stews/pasta.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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