Kale, Russian Hunger Gap

Kale, Russian Hunger Gap
Kale, Russian Hunger Gap

B. napus. Red Russian type with broader leaves, lighter red coloring and more jagged leaf edge. Very hardy and extremely rare. The most vigorous of 6 B. napus kales we grew in 2010. Looked very healthy all winter. As the name suggests, bolting in the spring is many weeks later than other kales filling the hunger gap of May with excellent kale raab. This kale is praised by Carol Deppe in her book, The Resilient Gardener. We found this variety tucked away in the seed vault at the Heritage Seed Library, England. They generously shared a little seed with us -- Thanks HSL!

This year's seed grown by Nathaniel Talbot & Sebastian Aguilar at Greenbank Farm in Greenbank, Washington.