The tasty & fabulously glossy dark green leaves are a real feature on this variety which grows from the inside forming a loose rosette like leaf form on medium length upright stems. It makes a good baby leaf choice although we grow some of ours a little bigger to shred in our salads. Not widely available.
SOW: from April (with protection) 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). Allow them to grow a little bigger and they then form a loose rosette like leaf arrangement..
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.
Price for 40 seeds.