This variety has been pledged to the OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) and produces pink stems topped with glossy light green foliage offering a fine texture as well as a good flavor. Great for autumn and winter planting.
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Scientific Name: Brassica rapa
Plant Life Cycle: annual to biennial herb
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 5-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 40-90 days
Sunlight: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to October into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.