Reliable old favourite. Compact heads which are produced quickly. Few outer leaves so it can be grown at 30cm spacings. Suitable for sowing under glass in February
Seed Count - 500
When to sow
February to April
Where to sow
Early sowings in trays or modules under glass at 13°C. Later sowings direct into a seed bed in shallow drills 2cm (1") deep.
What to do next
Prick out glasshouse seedlings when 6-8cm (3-4") tall into trays 5cm (2") apart. Thin module sowings to single plants. Harden off before planting out in the growing site from late April spacing at 30cm (12") apart. Thin outdoor sowings to 4-6cm (2-3") apart as soon as possible planting in growing site when 15cm (6") tall to the same spacing.
June to August