Botanic name: Brassica napus
Health Benefits of Russian Kale
Russian Kale is a highly nutritious vegetable containing high doses of beta carotene, vitamins K, A and C, lutein and zeaxanthin.
It is also high in calcium and packed full of antioxidants.
This variety has deep lobed, oak like grey-green leaves and purplish red stems.
Russian Kale Growing Information
Kale is a cool temperature vegetable and loves a good frost to bring outs its colour and flavour.
Plant in a sunny position (or partially shaded position if planting in summer) in loamy, well-drained ,moist soil of average fertility.
Water regularly to keep the leaves crisp and sweet. Mulch around plant to keep leaves clean.
Once plant reaches around 20-25cm high you can start harvesting by cutting off the outer leaves.