Medium late , popular variety. Unique for its ability to withstand up to -15C frost providing fresh, rich in nutritional value leaves even in the middle of Dec! Grows as attractive, 60cm tall plant with very curly, deep purple leaves.Posses very high nutritional value, tastes very delicious eaten in salads, soups, looks lovely as food decorating detail.
Growing: for tropical climate can be grown to baby stage only.
Planting season: Early spring, starting from transplants four weeks prior the last frost date or direct seeding once the soil can be worked. Fall, sowing seeds two months prior first expected frost for full size and up until frost for baby leaf.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil high in organic matter, with a pH 6-7.5. Can tolerate slightly alkaline soil.
Sowing depth: 1/4-1/2in (0.6-1.2cm);
Plant spacing: Baby leaf, direct seeding - 60 seeds/ft in 2-4in (5-10cm) bands; Full size - 12-18in (30-45cm).
Row spacing: 18-30in (45-76cm) for full size.
Sun: full sun/partial shade;
Moisture: regular watering to keep the soil moist (not wet).
All our seeds are strictly Non-GMO, Untreated, Free of any possible harmful chemical compounds. All come from trusted and carefully selected small, non-commercial farmers worldwide that provide fresh, safe supply.*