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RED RUSSIAN is a tall, upright kale with green leaves which have light red stems and veins. The leaf margins are heavily serrated in a similar way to wild rocket. RED RUSSIAN is fast to grow making it an ideal variety for cool and cold conditions when the red 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 Onyx and Twisty.

Variety Features

Mid green leaf colour with light red stems and veins
Lobed leaf shape with serrated leaf margins
Erect growth habit

Agronomic Considerations

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

Disease Resistances


Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

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