Kale – Red Russian (Organic)
Recognisable by its flat, purple-tinged and tooth-shaped leaves, this kale is hardy, frost tolerant and very versatile. A productive plant, it reaches 90cm in height and leaves can be harvested throughout the winter; they become sweeter after a frost. The tender young leaves are great in salads, larger leaves are attractive as well as delicious. This kale is so tasty you can eat it on its own, but its also a perfect addition to smoothies, salads and stir fries. You can get in the habit of adding it to most meals! In Scotland, kale used to be a mainstay of the traditional diet. So much so that to be “off one’s kail” means to feel too ill to eat.
(Approximate seed count – 200)