Russian kale growing leaf plant variety of Kale, Russian kale annual to biennial plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10 (in 10b plant in autumn to winter).

Russian Kale leaves

Leaves color can be: green, green red or purple. In several subspecies the stems red, leaves can be with curled edges, the shape of the leaf oblong and serrated, in hot summer the leaves become bitter.

Flower color yellow, the small flowers grow on inflorescence.

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Requirements for Russian Kale growing and care:

Rich soil that’s been well fertilized, Ventilated soil, Slight acid soil, Clean Larvae from the leaves

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to hot temperature, white butterfly can eat a lot of leaves and cause irreversible damage

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera)

Pruning season:
When it’s start to bloom unless you want the seeds

How to prune:
Prune the beginning of the inflorescence

Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Unless you want to save the seeds recommend thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bee and butterfly

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Planting when it’s started to be cold

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, Cold temperature

Sowing season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

Planting spacing:
30-50 cm

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1.5 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist drained soil

Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water

Germination time:
7-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Fertilized ground, light shade, regular watering, and cold temperature

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Autumn –winter in warm climate because the leaves can be bitter, most of the year in cold climate

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim in the base of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Leaves oblong and serrated, the leaf color: green, green red or purple. In several subspecies the stems red, leaves can be with curled edges.

Uses of Russian Kale leaves:
Eaten raw, Salad, Used for cooking

Scientific name:

Brassica oleracea – Acephala Group

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

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Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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