This purple variety produces masses of large, tasty spears spears from as early as January to May.
Grow on a sheltered site in any fertile soil. dig in compost or manure the previous autumn, add lime in the winter if the pH of the soil is below 6.8, and firm it down well.
Sow 2cm (¾”) deep
Sowing/planting distance 60cm (24″) apart
Space rows 60cm (24″) apart