A new salad green,
adding mild, juicy crunch to salad mix.
This is harvested as baby greens when it is only 4" tall, giving you a quick spring salad ingredient. All the health benefits and cold-hardiness of its turnip relatives, but with the flavor and ease of a salad green.
We've never seen this English garden delicacy for sale in the US.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica rapa
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seedlings in flats in early Spring or late summer for a Fall crop. Transplant seedlings 10" apart into well-worked, well fertilized soil-all brassicas are heavy feeders. Rotate where you plant these to minimize bug/disease damage. Slow to bolt in hot weather, but prey to flea beetles in summer, and at its best in cooler weather. Clip outside leaves when they reach 3"-5" for continuous harvest for salad or stir-fry.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Spacing 4"
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