This high-yielding variety is extremely cold-hardy and can hold well deep into autumn, even in northern climates. These robust plants grow tall (up to 30") and straight on sturdy, well-filled stalks that generally need no pruning. Harvest from the bottom up. The tender and sweet bright green sprouts will be firm, smooth and uniform. An easy choice for market growers, especially when sold on the stalk. These delectable little buttons are great raw and utterly delicious when roasted, baked au gratin, steamed or sautéed. Sow late spring to summer. Certified organic.
Soil Temp. for Germination: 55-75°F
Days to Maturity: 200
Sowing Indoors: Start seeds 4-6 weeks before your last frost date and transplant out after the danger of frost has passed.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow mid-May through June.
Growing Tips: Transplant younger, smaller plants (4-5") rather than larger ones to establish strong roots and stems. Cooler temperatures during sprout development are important for compact bulbs. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can cause discolored, loose bulbs. Begin picking the bright green bulbs at the bottom. The upper sprouts will continue to mature after the lower ones have been harvested.
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