AVA

Red Russian Baby Kale

Brassica napus

Kale is in the same Brassica family as broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts. Harvesting kale when it's young is a lovely sweet addition to any salad that brings great texture.

SPROUTS IN

High: 2     Low: 5

HARVEST IN

High: 20     Low: 60

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Growing Tips

Growing Tips

Once the baby kale reaches maturity, harvest weekly to avoid the kale from bolting*. If the kale begins to bolt, a tall thick stem will develop and want to flower. Harvest!!

Harvesting Tips

Harvesting Tips

Farmers harvest their salad greens in the morning when the leaves have high water content; harvest your AVA salad greens after the pump has run for the crunchiest lettuce. Use the cut-and-come-again harvesting technique for continued harvests around 25-30 days or for a continual harvest, pick the outer leaves around 25 days and allow the inner leaves to keep growing. Watch our "Harvesting Salad Greens" video to make sure you're cutting your lettuce correctly or else it may not grow back properly. We recommend not harvesting more than 3 times, as your lettuce will become more bitter in flavour.

Medicinal Uses

Medicinal Uses

Important for eye and bone health and a strong immune system (vitamin A); Aids in cold and chronic disease prevention (vitamin C); Good for blood clotting and bone building (vitamin K).

Nutritional Benefits

Nutritional Benefits

A source of vitamin A, C & K. High in minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium.

Recipes

Recipes

Use to add texture and some sweetness to a salad!

KALE AND RED CABBAGE SLAW

BRAISED RED RUSSIAN KALE WITH TOMATOES AND ONIONS

SMOTHERED MUSHROOMS AND KALE

HEALTHY SALAD DRESSINGS

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