Excellent dark-green and maroon leaves.
Leaves are finely serrated at baby size and mizuna-shaped at full size. The color ranges from dark green with red veins to dark maroon at either size, with the maroon color being darker in cooler weather. The flavor is sweet and slightly pungent.
Edible Flowers: If allowed to bolt, use the flowers to add a little bite to salads and soups, and to brighten up salad mix. The flavor of the flowers is spicy and mustard-like.
CULTURE: Sow from early spring to late summer. For bunching, sow 1/4- 1/2" deep in a 2" wide band with 15 seeds/ft., rows 18-24" apart. Cut when greens reach full-size (12-18"). For baby-leaf, sow 1/4- 1/2" deep in a 2-4" wide band sow 60 seeds/ft. Cut entire plants at 3-6".
INSECTS:Control flea beetles and other pests with floating row covers (see Index) applied at time of sowing.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE:Bunching: 1 oz./1,040', 1 lb./16,640', 11/3 lb./acre at 15 seeds/ft. Baby-leaf: 1 oz./260', 1 lb./4,160' at 60 seeds/ft.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 16,200.