Rib stems in shades of yellow, red and orange. Very tender and mild.
Culture: Hardy and easy to grow. Direct seed 2″ apart. Same species as beets. So will cross and is biennial. Plants will grow quite large. Space according to use—can be closer together for baby leaf harvest. Soaking seeds overnight improves germination. Plant 1 inch deep. Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimum range 50–85°.
Seed Saving: Protect plants overwinter (dig up and keep in a container planter in your home). Replant in spring and allow to go to seed. Collect from the stem once seed is completely dry. Alternate with years when you collect beet seed.