Long clean stems for bunching produced on a large, sturdy plant. Seed in mid June, transplant in mid July. Yields 2 flushes of harvest starting in early March. Long, semi-leaved stems with bright purple florets withstand nights below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.