A dazzlingly visual improvement on the traditional Red Russian-type kale. Red Ursa Kale has bright pinkish-purple veins that look like bolts of lightning extending out into the leaves’ deep green-blue lobes. Incredibly early, vigorous and tender kale, growing frillier after a few pickings. Another stand-out variety from the mind of plant breeder Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds.
Days to Maturity: 25 to baby, 65 to full size
Latin name: Brassica napus
Life cycle for Seed Saving: Biennial
Direct sow or transplant Red Ursa Kale as soon as soil temps are above 45°. Seeding depth: ¼”. Seeding rate for baby leaf: 3-4 seeds/inch. If starting indoors, transplant at 12-18”. Row spacing: 18-30” for full size.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!