Ornamental/Edible. An Australian heirloom that produces amazing colors in shades of red, purple, pink, orange, yellow and white. Grows vigorously in all climates. Very tender with a mild flavor. Delicious in salads, stir fried or steamed. Good spinach substitute. Stalks can be eaten like celery. Harvest for delicate baby leaf use or allow to mature to about 18"H. Large leaves make an ideal wrap for stuffing with rice and meat. Makes a beautiful border for flowerbeds! Great for Market Growers and Specialty Markets.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
|Direct Seed (100 Ft.)||Distance Apart In Row After Thinning||Space Between Rows||Planting Depth|
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.
ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY
APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT
- 1,600 per Oz.
- 25,600 per Lb.