A classic Italian variety. Matures to red, but retains its green neck. Perfect for use in cooked dishes. Needs supporting, suckers should be removed. Best grown in well-fertilised soil in a protected area or greenhouse.
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How to cultivate
March - April
July - September
8-10 wks before replanting outside, lowest night-time temp. 8°C. Use seed compost. Keep moist and at 18-21°C. After sprouting place in a bright, cool area. Use additional lighting in darker months. When plants can be handled, transplant 1 per pot deep down in fertilised soil. Transplant gradually. Harden off before transplanting.