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The compact heads have a piquant flavour, ideal for salads or in lightly steamed meals. A favourite vegetable of southern Europe.


  • Easy to grow
  • Piquant flavour
  • Quick growing


Full sun


Sow direct where it is to grow or raise in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Transplant when no more than 3-4cm high.


Plant in a well-drained, sunny position adding Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime & Dolomite and Yates Blood & Bone to the soil before planting. Water regularly and apply Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food weekly. Make successive sowings every few weeks. Water at base of plant, rather than overhead, to minimise risk of disease. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.


Good watering and fertilising will prevent leaves from becoming too bitter.