Improved intensely red leaf colour contrasts well with short light green stems. High yielding. Mild spicy flavour.
Choose a warm, sheltered site with fertile soil that won’t dry out.
Sow seed in a sunny position in fertile soil.
Sow seed thinly, 2cm (¾”) deep
Rows 30-38cm (12-15″) apart
Gradually thin seedlings to 20cm (8in) for semi-mature plants and to 25-30cm (10-12in) for mature plants. The thinnings can be eaten.