Vegetable Description: A heavy producer, Tendergreen is a cross between mustard and spinach that can be harvested 40 days after sowing. Tendergreen is one of the better varieties for greens with its mild flavor and drought resistance! Glossy green leaves can be used fresh or cooked. This variety self-sows freely, deadhead if you don't want volunteer seedlings! Attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds. Resistant to deer and suitable for growing in containers!
Vegetable Botanical Name: Brassica rapa var. perviridis
Other Common Names: Mustard-Spinach
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 40
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 11600
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 3” to 6”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 4” apart and 1/4“ below soil surface. Can sow closer, then thin later. Rows should be spaced at 24” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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