Gourmet Food Source
A Japanese salad leaf of striking appearance. The leaves are similar to endive but without the bitterness.
How to Grow
Can be sown outdoors from March to August or in individual seed trays before transplanting thirty centimetres apart. Very quick and easy to grow they can withstand some frost without damage. Cut the leaves as required and they will regrow for up to four cuts making them a good and cheap commodity for the kitchen table.
How to Cook
(see also Global Food Market)
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