Our all time most popular and favourite variety among Singapore gardeners. Highly attractive and easy growing, it has gained its popularity quickly for its unusual, beautiful appearance followed by a crisp, sweet, smooth and juicy flavour. Ideal for microgreens, baby leaf and full maturity. Maiko forms opened heads with slightly wavy, firm, crunchy leaves that come in a beautiful burgundy color. Ideal for salads & garnishes, wraps or just as a snack. Can be grown in pots as decoratives due to its eye catching appearance. Highly recommended to include in own home garden! Matures in 45-50 days.
Planting: Year round in tropical climates; in temperate climates plant in late spring-early summer, after last frost, when soil is at least 65°F (18°C).
Soil: Fertile, well drained soil, rich in organic matter.
Sowing Depth: .25 inches (.6 cm) deep.
Spacing: At least 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.
Light: Full sun. Does not tolerate shade well.
Watering: Water when needed to make sure the soil is well moist, but not soggy.
Fertilizing: Highly recommended for the best performance.