Russian kale grow and care – 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.
Russian Kale for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow 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 Spring / Autumn / Winter Planting season: Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera) Pests and diseases: 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 Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer Bloom season: 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 30-50 cm Planting spacing: 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 Trim in the base of the leaf How to harvest the leaves? 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 Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Culinary uses Cooked Eaten raw Leafy vegetables Salad Stuffed or Wrapped Flower colors Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Leaf color Ornamental parts Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Average growing plants Fast growing plants Plant life-form Annual plant Biennial plant Leaf plant Plant Uses Edible plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Big amount of water Regularly water Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 2 Hardiness zone 3 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9