Kale Plants - Red Russian
Tender to eat and sweet in flavour!
Kale plant ‘Red Russian’ will produce good crops of delicious grey-green leaves, almost like giant oak leaves. As the weather gets colder, the leaves take on a red tinge and the flavour sweetens. In fact, the 60-90cm high plants are so attractive that you could even grow them in the flower garden. Supplied in 9cm pots.
’Red Russian’ kale is known to make great Chinese seaweed. Kale is packed full of tremendous health benefits such as vital vitamins and powerful antioxidants. This wonderful low maintenance variety produces a good crop of greens and is even available in the winter months!
Rob says - This heritage kale forms 60-90cm plants with green/grey leaves in the shape of giant oak leaves. As the colder weather arrives, the leaves begin to take on a red tinge (pretty enough for a winter border) and the flavour sweetens. Kale has recently been classed as a super food. But gardeners have been eating this tasty crop for centuries before anyone else jumped on the band wagon. Try making kale crisps, simply snip bite-size pieces from the leaves, wash and dry. Then drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and bake at 175 degrees for 10-15 minutes. They taste great and get kids eating veg!