A sister variety of Red Russian, it has the same moderately dissected and frilled leaves, but with white and green mid-veins. From a flavor standpoint, there’s no question that the Siberian/Russian kales are unequaled. Very sweet after a touch of frost (and better tasting than coffee, Kahlua and cream; “The Dude” loves it!). It’s also hangover-free! Tolerates wet soil and is as hardy as its name implies. Matures in 36 days.
Care: Plant after the danger of hard frost is over. Space transplants 8″ apart in rows 24″ apart in full sun, cool moist soil.
Cold-tolerant plants that stand in the field for harvest as needed in late fall and early winter. May overwinter in mild seasons, or die back and sprout from the root in spring for an extra-early crop. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.