Description – Modern breeding has produced a more dwarf habit where the leaves remain green and healthy without yellowing or bolting. Rounded, white bulbs have a delicious aniseed flavour. Try grating a bulb and chopping up some leaves to add to mixed summer and autumnal salads.
Sowing – Sow seed in pots or trays using a good free-draining seed compost 6-13mm (¼-½in) deep at 20-25°C (68-77°F). Germination usually takes 7-14 days.
Growing – Transplant/plant out once all risk of frost has passed, 30cm (12in) between plants, in rows 45cm (17in) apart.
Harvest – July to October