RED RUSSIAN

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RED RUSSIAN is a tall, upright kale with green leaves which have light purple stems and veins. The leaf margins are heavily serrated in a similar way to Mizuna. RED RUSSIAN is fast to grow making it an ideal variety for cool and cold conditions when the purple colour intensifies. If grown for babyleaf in warmer conditions RED RUSSIAN will mature as quickly as Mizuna and Mibuna and will need to be monitored closely so as not to miss harvest. RED RUSSIAN is an excellent inclusion to kale mixes alongside Hunter and Twisty.

Variety Features

Dark green leaf colour
Purple stem colour
Lobed leaf shape
Serrated leaf margins
Erect growth habit

Agronomic Considerations

Best results obtained from high population sowings particularly for machine harvested crops
Moderate tolerance to bolting

Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pack Sizes

1kg, 5kg, 10kg