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Description

A popular European salad green. Dark green leaves form a fancy rosette that is harvested when young. Leaves can be blanched (covered to prevent exposure to light) for three days before picking to reduce bitterness. Its vaguely nutty taste is improved by a light frost.
HOW TO GROW

350 seeds/gram Direct sow seed every two weeks anytime in spring when soil temperatures range from 5-20C (41-68F). Sow seed 3mm (1/8″) deep and 6mm (1/4″) apart in rows 40cm (16″) apart. Thin seed in the the row to 10cm (4″) apart. Best in a wind-sheltered site in full sun to light shade with deep, fertile soil.
Life Cycle: Annual
Propagation: Sow Direct
Days to Emergence: 10
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Bushy
Height: Medium Tall (30 to 70 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest: 60
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Heritage: Introduced Species (Naturalized)
Category: Vegetables