Days to maturity: 28/baby and 57/bunching
All yellow for baby leaf or full-size bunches.
Bright yellow stems and leaf veins contrast with deep green leaves. Long, thick petiole for bunching. Decorticated (rubbed), sized seeds.
Decorticated seed has been processed by rubbing to remove angular, corky edges that prevent the seed from flowing evenly through mechanical seeders.
Sow seed in a cold frame or indoors in early spring, about 5–6 weeks before transplanting out after heavy frosts become infrequent. Sow seeds ½” deep, 2 seeds every 2″, thin to 4″ apart. Transplant out 4″ apart in rows 12–18″ apart.
Sow beginning midspring and on into midsummer (fall where winter is mild).
Sow about 6 seeds/ft., ½” deep, rows 18–24″ apart. Thin to 4–6″ apart for larger leaves. Cut for bunching at any stage; new leaves will grow.
Sow in a 2–4″ wide band, 1″ apart, 40 seeds/ft. Clip in about 5 weeks.
Clip mature leaves individually for home garden or for bunching for market. New leaves will grow multiple harvests. For baby leaf, clip young plants just above the soil. Multiple harvests are possible because the plants will grow new stems and leaves. Commercial growers may want to limit to one harvest to avoid half leaves.