Days To Maturity : 50-60
Germination Days : 5-17
Planting Depth : 1/4-1/2
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 100
Spacing : 15
When To Plant : Early spring
When To Plant : Late summer
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Russian Red Kale, Org... VKA-3930



From 1885, very hardy, with delicate flavor.

Beautiful bluish oak-type leaves with bright purple midrib turn all purple with frost.

Survived weeks of heat in our garden and cold-hardy to at least zone 5. great with flowers in containers.

BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea acephala


A heavy-feeder that likes fertile, fine-textured and well-prepared soil, with added compost, some nitrogen and a little lime. Start seeds in flats very early in Spring or in late Summer, allowing 6 weeks before first frost. Transplant seedlings 15" apart. If direct seeding avoid soil crusting. Keep watered. Either harvest whole plant or take larger leaves while young. Best taste comes after a few frosts.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvests 17/Yields 76-153/Spacing 15"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold, tolerates hot weather

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