|Red Russian Kale|
Stamppot is a traditional Dutch recipe, a substantial combination of well-mashed potatoes, lots of kale and hearty smoked sausage. When kale is served in Dutch homes, a small bowl or pitcher of vinegar is passed to dribble on the top.
After enhancing the plot with aged compost, plant seeds 1/4" to 1/2" deep in well-drained, light soil. After 2 weeks, thin to 8"-12" apart. Cool weather crop that can tolerate temperature as low as 20 degrees F; actually the flavor is enhanced by fall frost.
In hot area regions this can be planted in late summer for harvest in fall/winter. Side dress with aged compost every month or so, as kale is a strong grower.
Botanical Name: Brassica napus.
Native: Siberia. Brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885. Grown on Shaw for several years.
It takes 2 years if you'd like to save your own seed.
|These seeds will be available this Spring 2017,|
at the Gatehouse, Squaw Bay Road.