Picking up where Rioja leaves off, Mendocino opens the March harvest window with its beautiful, tender spears topped with brilliant purple heads. Upright plants are high-yielding. Staggered maturity dates provide a steady harvest for several months. Harvest March-April. Photo courtesy of Territorial Seed. Care: Plant 20-30″ apart in rows 24-36″ apart in full sun, cool moist soil. 190 days.
Eye Candy is a collection of Culinary Breeding Network’s top choices that are both great for winter garden growing and visually pleasing. During the gray of winter, these varieties are an exciting pop of color in the yard or field and on the plate. Anthocyanins are the pigments that create the purple color which are good for human health in addition to being beautiful.
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