DESCRIPTION: We are now importing this from Italy, as the available American seed was not reliable. Large stocky plant bears spiraling apple-green heads up to 6". Tender with nutty, mild flavor. Does well in North. Must have plenty of compost and moisture to perform well-grow like cauliflower. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica oleracea var. italica
DAYS TO MATURITY: 75-100
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: C
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-17
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring or fall
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats or pots. Transplant seedlings 15" apart into well-dug and very well-composted soil. Like cooler weather and can take light frost. Assure very high fertility, adequate lime, and continuous moisture for best crop. During hot weather, use shade cloth or plant taller plants to the west so there is some shade in the afternoon. Stressed plants will not head properly. Matures in 8-9 weeks.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C /Matures 8-9+/Harvest 4-12 /Yield heads 26-53, leaves 52-106/ Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Tolerates winter cold