Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 100
Description: An excellent perennial that could be at home in the perennial vegetable garden, the forest garden or the annual vegetable garden. It has an open heart and dark green thin toothed leaves with dark red ribs. Young leaves are very edible albeit a little bitter, great digestive aid and liver tonic. Pick frequently to ensure continual supply of young leaves coming on best in spring. Beautiful when it flowers and the flowers are much loved by bees.
To help you decide which varieties will be best for you.
This excerpt from the Koanga Garden Guide is filled with valuable information.
Planting Instructions: Sow onto seed raising mix in autumn and cover with 1mm seed raising mix. Prick out at 3 cm diagonal spacing when first 2 leaves appear. Transplant in 3-4 weeks at 25 cm diagonal spacing.