Glossy, dark red, undulating foliage is often grown as an ornamental, but the crisp, mild leaves are delicious harvested small for salads or larger for steaming. Eat roots when 2-3 inches across for best flavor. 40-50 days from transplant. OP
Care: Plant 3-4″ apart in rows 12-16″ apart. Best in full sun and cool, consistently moist soil.
Late-season vegetables adapted to tolerate both the heat of late summer and the cool nights of fall. Harvest in late summer or fall. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.