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Vegetable Description: Technically a form of leafy non-heading cabbage, kale has been traced to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Early forms of this plant probably came from in Asia Minor or the Mediterranean region, though it is such an ancient plant no one can be sure of its origin. The first recorded mention of kale in America comes from a 1669 publication; European influence probably brought kale to America. Though kale is still a relatively minor crop in the States, it thrives in European kitchen gardens. Red Russian kale in particular is an heirloom variety that comes from the late nineteenth century, when Russian traders introduced it to Canada.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
Other Common Names: Siberian Kale 'Red Russian'
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 50
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 7500
Vegetable Height: 18” to 24”
Vegetable Spacing: 18 in to 24 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 6”-12” apart and 1/4“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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