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Photo courtesy of Johnny's Select Seeds.

Brassica napus pabularia 'Red Russian'

  • Smooth silvery green leaves with red veins and stems make Kale 'Red Russian' a cool season delight in the garden and dinner plate.
  • Kale 'Red Russian' may be harvested early as a baby green, or late for ornamental interest in the edible garden.

Growing Tips:

To extend the storage life of Kale 'Red Russian', dunk leaves in a bath of ice water immediately after harvest.


  • Border or Bed
  • Culinary
  • Great Foliage
  • Container
  • Combination
  • Mass Planting

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall(Foliage)
  • Spring(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others