Kale 'Red Russian'Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)Borecole

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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An heirloom variety

Sweet and tender leaves

Exceptionally hardy and easy to grow

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Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Description
Kale ‘Red Russian’ has attractive grey-green, oak shaped leaves with purple veins which deepen in colour as the weather gets colder. This heirloom variety has a particularly tender texture and sweet flavour which improves after a frost. Kale is one of the easiest brassicas to grow, is incredibly hardy and packed with flavour and nutrients. It has a long cropping period as it can be picked as a baby leaf and used in salads or left to mature and prepared in the same way as cabbage. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").


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How to Grow
Grow kale in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. When transplanting kale, plant it slightly deeper in the ground than it was in the tray provided. Plant kale at a distance of 60cm (24”) apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
More Info
Kale is exceptionally hardy and requires little aftercare. Water when necessary and hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface. Kale can be harvested from September as young leaves using a cut and come again method, but will stand well in the ground for a long time throughout winter, and improves in flavour after it has been frosted. Pinch out the centre stem first to encourage side shoots to develop. Harvest kale when it is required as the leaves do not store well, unless they are frozen.
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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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