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. Also available as part of our Culinary Breeding Network Collection.
Care: Plant 20-30″ apart in rows 24-36″ apart in full sun, cool moist soil.
These hardy varieties hunker down during the cold temperatures and heavy rains of winter, waiting to take off when light and warmth return. Harvest in late winter and spring. See our Fall & Winter Vegetable Guide for specific planting/harvest times & freeze-out temperatures.