Adaptive Seeds

Kale, Russian Frills (Organic)

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$3.80$44.00

Brassica napus. 25 days baby, 50 days full.
An extremely frilly red Russian type. Appears to have frills on frills upon frills. Seems to be more resistant to aphids and heat than other kales. Good for making high volume bunches easily. Also great for salad mix before the frills start truly frilling. A reintroduction of a nearly extinct Oregon variety bred by Tim Peters in Douglas County, Oregon. Commercially lost in the US, but we found it in Belgium with Seedsman Peter Bauwens.

Seed produced by Uprising Organics in Lynden, Washington.

As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.

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Sow indoors in flats or pots with good potting soil February – September. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. In our area kale can grow through the winter without protection, and survives best when sown in June or early July for this purpose. Alternatively, direct sow March – September.

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Collect seeds from 10-50 plants when seedpods have dried down. Cut seedheads, place on tarp, and dance to free them. Collect seeds from pile, winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassicas of the same species by ½ mile.

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  1. Rosi Goldsmith

    5 out of 5
    Outstanding frilly Kale

    Rosi Goldsmith

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    True to its description, it does have frills upon frills. Beautiful and delightful. Compared to the other Kales in my garden, it decisively had way fewer aphids. Plus no cabbage loopers! I guess too frilly for the moths to land?

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