Red Russian


Originally from Siberia and brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885. Frilly tender leavers, excellent flavor. Very frost tolerant, some claim it can resist freezing up to 0 degrees F, making it possible to have fresh kale until Christmas in the Upper Midwest. 50-65 days from transplant.

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Seed Type


Latin Name:

Brassica oleracea

Alternate Names

Ragged Jack


10-21 days


50-65 days from transplant, 65-80 days from seed, less for baby greens


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow, or start indoors and plant out just before last frost

Planting Depth:



Sow seeds 2-4" apart; thin to 18" when 2-3" tall for full-sized plants. Rows 30-36" apart

Seed Count

+/- 7,000 per ounce, 112,090 per pound

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