Traditional Italian variety with decorative white rings in the pink/red flesh. Very tender with a mild flavour. Highly attractive as a hot vegetable or cold in salads.
Grow in a sunny position with reasonably good soil that has a neutral pH of 6.5 -7.
Early sowings should be sown in pre-warmed soil under cloches.
Sowing depth 2.5cm (1in) deep.
Sowing distance 10cm (4in) apart.
Row spacing 30cm (12in) apart.