A Victorian heirloom, which is often grown as an ornamental, on account of its dark crimson, almost black leaves which taste sweet if picked young. The globe-shaped roots have a good flavour and on being cut open reveal attractive pink rings.
Sow where the plants are to grow, 1/2 inch deep, 4-6 inches apart, in full sun on a neutral (non-acid) soil. Most "seeds" are really capsules containing multiple seeds, so thinning to single plants is necessary. If thinned gradually, they can be enjoyed as greens. Keep soil moist.
Packet Content:200 (Approx)