Heirloom Premier has a boastful name that it lives up to. It is a vigorous grower that will produce an abundant yield of lovely flavoured scalloped green leaves, smooth and tender, that do very well overwintered for a spring crop. For a winter crop sow in late summer whilst a spring sowing is perfect timing for salads. Price for 12 seeds
SOW: July to September, 10mm deep into modules, pots or a seed bed. Transplant to growing position when large enough & spacing at 40-50cm apart. Sow in April/May for salad leaves in the summer
GROW: salad leaves can be picked after about 6-7 weeks of growing. Cut overwintered plants from early spring. Regular harvesting encourages more young growth to sprout at the top of the plant over a longer period. Side-shoots can be harvested at 10-12cm. When the flowers buds form simply compost plants and grow something else!
EAT: smooth and tender scalloped leaves, in the winter and spring can be steamed or stir fried or used in soups and casseroles. Delicious in summer salads too.