White Russian Kale Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #52617-PK-P1
$3.95
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Description

Cut, slightly frilly leaves are gray-green with white veins

Days to Maturity: 21 to 50 from transplant

Here it is, the cold-hardiest, most moisture-tolerant Kale we have ever grown!

White Russian is, as its name suggests, a pale Siberian variety, and it brings tender-sweet flavor to either gourmet baby greens (ready in just 3 weeks from transplanting) or full-sized leaves. You're going to rely on this super-garden worthy variety.

Bred by American plantsman Frank Morton, White Russian is a gently lobed, slender-leafed variety with a gray-green base and white veins. It reaches 2 feet high if allowed to reach maturity, but is flavorful and succulent even at a very young age. This makes it a great choice for kitchen gardens and gourmet dining.

White Russian is far more tolerant of damp soils and rainy winter weather than other kales have been. It doesn't mind wet feet, making it far more suitable for winter crops. Frost improves its flavor, and even occasional flood conditions doesn't seem to faze it. If you live in an area where fall, winter, and/or spring are wet, White Russian is the kale for you.

To prepare White Russian (though it is also tasty when eaten raw in salads), blanch it first, then use in soups, stews, casseroles, and side dishes. It holds up well to reheating, keeping its color and flavor nicely.

Begin the seeds indoors, transplanting when they have at least 2 sets of true leaves. Space the plants about 1½ feet apart in sun-soaked, light soil (damp conditions are okay). Frost only sweetens the flavor, and winter dampness is not a problem.

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Genus Brassica
Species oleracea var. fimbriata
Variety White Russian
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Days To Maturity 50
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 24 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom, Cool Season, Cut-and-Come-Again, Season Extenders
Foliage Color Gray, Light Green, White
Harvest Season Mid Fall, Late Fall, Late Spring, Mid Spring, Early Winter, Early Spring, Late Winter, Mid Winter
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Humidity Tolerant, Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor, Clay
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers, Outdoor, Winter Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 29, 2014

So tender

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted an entire patch of this in a semi-sunny area of the garden with relatively poor soil. I wasn't expecting much. I've now been eating this fantastic kale in salads for the past two months and it is by far my favorite. This is so much better than what you can buy in the grocery store and extremely hardy. Will be getting this again.

Senia from PA

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