Red Russian Kale - Organic, Heirloom, Non-Gmo Seeds
Red Russian Kale is a variety of kale grows in large rosettes and is easily identified by its reddish stems and its toothed purple coloured leaves. Red Russian is a cool weather crop and like most kale varieties the leaves actually get sweeter after frost.
Theses baby kale leaves are quite tender and a great choice for salads. Mature kale leaves are a great choice for recipes that require braising. Plant these seeds for a frost tolerant and heat tolerant plant that can produce in gardens in Canada year round!
Days to Maturity 75
Packet Contains appx 400 Seeds
Growing Kale - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Kale
Go Organic- Kale is one of the higher risk vegetables for pesticide contamination, so grow your own!
- Nutritional Profile - One of the most nutritionally dense foods on earth, and is considered a superfood. Large amounts of vitamin A,C and K.
Use in: Soups, stews, braised, smoothies, kale chips.
Leaves can be used at any time for salads or as garnishes. Leaves are cropped, leaving the bud to grow new leaves, or the entire plant is harvested at once. For a fall crop, wait until the plants are touched by a frost to sweeten the taste.
Wash and dry kale thoroughly. Place kale in a container with dry tea towels or paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Fresh kale can last 10 days to 2 weeks if stored properly in the refrigerator. Alternatively, fresh kale can be frozen. One of the best methods is to lightly blanch the leaves and then shock them in cold water. Use your hands or a salad spinner to remove the excess moisture, and then squeeze kale into balls and freeze on a sheet pan. Place frozen kale balls in a plastic bag for storage, having them on hand for soups, stews and smoothies.
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