Tasty fabulously glossy dark green leaves are a feature. This variety grows from the inside forming a loose rosette like leaf form on medium length upright stems. It’s a good baby leaf although we grow ours a little bigger to shred in our salads. Not widely available.
Price for 40 seeds.
SOW: with protection from April in modules through to June/July. Sowings made in August and September will need to grow with the protection of cloches as the weather cools down.
GROW: transplant at the 2/3 leaf stage and space at 10-15cm for small plants, Malachai can be harvested as a baby leaf (leave a short length of stem to resprout), although we grow ours a little bigger when they form a loose rosette like leaf form on medium length upright stems.
EAT: we shred most of ours for use in mixed salad and like it as a side to tomato based dishes such as spaghetti Bolognese. It can be lightly steamed and serve with a drizzle of lemon or balsamic vinegar.