Purple Russian

Purple Russian

Crop: Kale (Brassica napus)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Chuck Burr Restoration Seeds

OSSI Pledge Date: 11/5/2017

Release Date: 11/5/2017

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety

Description

Purple oak leaf Siberian kale. Selection towards purple leaves and stems. Leaves are more tender with a milder flavor than other kales, excellent steamed or sautéed in soups, stews and pastas, diced fresh in salad. Probably the easiest kale to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Napus kales in generals have better resistance to root rot in waterlogged soils than European kale Napus kales are very winter hardy to as low as 10˚F. Have better resistance to root rot in waterlogged soils than European kale. Selected by Chuck Burr of Restoration Seeds, released in 2012.

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