Eye catching hardy perennial heirloom with bright green leaves contrasting with deep red color stems and veines. Adds flashing color and flavour to salad mix. Posses tangy, sharp flavour with tender, crisp texture. Takes 40 days to baby leaf and 55 days to full maturity. Not suitable for tropical climate.
Planting season: not suitable for tropical climates. In temperate climates - spring, direct seeding, after the danger of last frost has passed. Soil: light, fertile, slightly acidic loamy soil. Sowing depth: 1-2cm (0.39-0.78in) deep. Spacing: 30-45cm (12-18in) apart. Light: full sun/partial shade. Watering: regular, to keep the soil moist. Fertilizing: optional.