Germ 5-7 days
French Heirloom pre-1930
In 1930 D. M Ferry wrote, “We recommend it as being the very best quality for fall and early winter use. It blanches to a beautiful yellowish white color, is very solid and crisp, and of a fine, nutty flavor. The stalks are of medium height, very thick, the upper portion nearly round but broadening and flattening near the base”. 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.