Attractive variety from Japan that produces medium-green leaves with a tinge of purple and purple-red veins. Tender mild flavor. Leaves are more refined than Red Giant with 1 wide succulent stems. Matures 12?-14? tall; plants are ready to harvest in 40 days.
Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: 40-50 days.
Germination relative to soil temperature: 68-86ºF.
Cultural information: sow in March, fertilize for rapid growth.
Plantings in mid-summer allow for fall harvests.
Seed count: 14,000 seeds/oz. or 220,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 1 oz. per 100 ft. rows, 4 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Flea beetles, use row covers.
Harvesting: cut leaves individually for salad.