Botanical Name: Brassica rapa subsp. narinosa
Days to Maturity: 45 days
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 4"–6" tall, 6"–8" wide. More spacing between plants produces wider rosettes/plants.
Variety Information: Very attractive, spoon-shaped, dark green, thick leaves arranged in a rosette form. Soft texture.
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 60°F; ideally, 65°–75° F. Sow again in late summer and fall. In mild climates, sow in the fall or winter for cool-season harvest.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended due to quick maturity.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"
Row Spacing: 12"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"
Harvesting: Harvest in the morning, if possible. Harvest individual, outer leaves as the plant grows and/or cut the entire plant at the base when it is full size. Dunk the harvest in cold water and drain before storing.