Kale White Russian
Kale White Russian is 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 around 60cm high if allowed to reach maturity, but is flavourful and succulent even at a very young age. This makes it a great choice for kitchen gardens and gourmet dining.
Sow – November to March (cool climate).
Spacing – 30-40cm between plants, 40-50cm rows.
Kale originated in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, where it was cultivated for food beginning by 2000 BCE at the latest. Curly-leaved varieties of cabbage already existed along with flat-leaved varieties in Greece in the 4th century BC. These forms, which were referred to by the Romans as Sabellian kale, are considered to be the ancestors of modern kales.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 20 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)
- approx 350 seed per gram