The most cold-hardy green of all,
down to 0 degrees.
Small dark-green leaves with very mild, almost flowery flavor and delicate texture.
Very high vitamin C-three times as much as lettuce, along with lots of omega-3s.
Doesn't sprout til nights get cooler, around September 1st. Whole plants are harvested for salad. Most cold-hardy strain.
BOTANICAL NAME: Valeriana locusta
Prefers cool weather; needs temperatures between 50-70 degrees. Can take from 1 to 3 weeks to sprout. Plant late winter for early spring crops, and Sept/Oct to stand through the winter even in cold areas. Loose, fertile, soil, lime if needed, and with plenty of organic matter will grow the best crops. Small plants are usually harvested whole, so plant lots; they will stand through subzero weather, but will need temperatures above freezing in order to make growth. Good greenhouse crop.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/C,W/Matures 6-8/Harvest 20/Yield 130-540/Spacing 6"
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