Germ 5-7 days
Heirloom – pre 1885
This is the type that blanches to a yellowish gold by fall. Stalks are close to 2’ tall. Flavor and texture are excellent, however this variety does require quite a long growing season. 100 seeds
Indoors- 10-12 weeks before last frost, soak seeds 24 hours, plant 1/4” deep. Keep soil at 70-75 degrees and moist. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost 8-12” apart.
Harvest- The stalks over 8-10”, from outside in. Entire plant late summer through the fall.
Tips- A heavy feeder. Add compost to planting area then fertilize regularly, mulch and keep moist.