Red Russian Kale is available throughout the year and its peak is in cool-season, in fall, winter, and early spring. The cooler the temperature, the more colorful the vegetable it is.
They are easily acknowledgeable with purple leaves and stems that are rich in color.
Red Russian Kale is usually grown only for its leaves as the stems don’t get softer as they’re being cooked.
Species: B. oleracea
Binomial name: Brassica oleracea var. Acephala
Red Russian Kale Trivia
- Red Russian Kale is also known as Ragged Jack Kale.
- “Grünkohlfahrt”, or “Kale tour” occurs in Oldenburg and Bremen every year in January. Each year they announce “Kale King”.
- Kale was one of the most usual vegetables until the end of the Middle Ages in Europe.