I live in Bristol, UK, and I have received this locally grown leaf vegetable, but I don't know what it is.

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The red spine and red tint on the fringe of the leaves lead me to either Russian Red/Ragged Kale or Winter Red Kale. From what I can tell, it's almost certainly a hybridized kale.

  • My sister has some that got planted way too late last season and has over-wintered despite the 12°F cold snaps. Russian Red Kale is the variety and just waiting for the first warmth to start growing again. Jan 26, 2014 at 23:03
  • Agreed it has red russian roots (no pun intended): here is a good pictorial of kale: johnnyseeds.com/c-30-kale.aspx?source=W_veg_ddcat
    – mikegreen
    Jan 27, 2014 at 18:24

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