Large savoyed leaves of deep purplish-red with white mid-ribs.
45 days Large savoyed leaves of deep purplish-red with white mid-ribs. Thick, tender leaves have mustard pungency and are an excellent addition to mesclun mixes or when combined with chicken dishes. Tolerant of cool weather in spring and fall. Plants can reach 60 cm (24") in height.
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How To Grow
350 seeds/gram In a sunny area with moist, fertile well drained soil, sow seeds in successive crops every two weeks from late April to early June and again from late August through to mid September as long as weather is cool. Sow seed 1.25 cm (1/2") deep and 2.5 cm (1") apart in rows spaced 45-60 cm (18-24") apart. Thin plants to 20-25 cm (8-10") apart in the row.
Sow Direct Every Two Weeks as Long As Weather Is Cool
Days to Emergence
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Can Withstand Light Frost
Degree of Difficulty
An edible ornamental suitable for large containers as well as in the garden.
Component of mixed salads, used in pickling or for juicing.
Often used with chicken dishes.