Very dark green, deeply lobed glossy leaves are exceptionally nutritious.
Named for an island on which shipwrecked 17th century Portuguese sailors survived the winter thanks to this little plant. Rich in Vitamin C, calcium, iron and especially Vitamin A. Best quality in cooler weather.
Early spring/late fall crop
23.7-26.2M (25M avg) seeds/oz, 380-420M (400M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/32 oz approx. 750 seeds. Direct seeding rate: 15 seeds/foot in rows 12-18” apart, thin to 4”. Transplants: 4-6 seeds/cell at 4-6” in rows 12-18” apart.