GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: ALL/ Matures 7-11/ Harvest 2-4/ Spacing 10"/
DAYS TO MATURITY: 21 for baby greens; 45 for full size
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 80
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 10-14
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 75F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4-1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring & Late Summer/Fall
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in pots or garden in spring or in late summer to early fall. Resents root disturbance, so transplant carefully or direct-sow 15" apart (closer for baby greens). This variety does better in cooler seasons. Appreciates compost and moisture, but isn't fussy. May be harvested a leaf at a time or allowed to heard up and cut as a head. Leaves, stems and flowers are all edible and can be steamed or stir-fried, added to salad, etc…
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica rapa
DESCRIPTION: An entirely different kind of brassica, with no mustardy flavor. White stalks and very glossy green leaves are good for salad, steamed or stir-fry. Sometimes called "mustard spinach." This green is easy to grow, unfazed by heat, very cold-hardy, with mild, sweet flavor. Good choice for winter and early spring salads. The stalks, leaves and flowers are all edible.