An old English variety producing conical shaped heads about 17.5 cm (7") long very early in the season.
A very old English variety producing conical shaped heads about 17.5 cm (7") long that mature very early in the season. Heads have a crisp but tender texture, are dark green in colour and weigh about 1 kg (2.2 lbs). Yellows resistant. First listed commercially in 1868.
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How To Grow
300 seeds/gram Sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix 5 weeks before last frost date. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep and keep at 20 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period. Grow on at a slightly cooler temperature then harden off and plant outside in late May. Space plants 45 cm (18") apart in rows with the rows 75 cm (30") apart.
Biennial Harvested as an Annual
Days to Emergence
10 to 14
Days to Harvest
Degree of Difficulty
Length of Row Packet
One packet sows approximately 20 m (66') when seedlings are thinned to a 40-50cm (16-18