When Da Hong Winter variety is grown during summer, the days to maturity is the same as Da Hong Summer variety. Leaf color is violet-red with green petiole color. Leaves are oval-shape and is tolerant to cool temperatures.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer/early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Mulch fall crops to help avoid premature bolting. Most vegetables leave having purple color is called “anthocyan” which is generally developed by lower temperature. Growing temperatures 50-60°F should be adequate to develop “anthocyan” after the seeds have germinated. We cannot tell exactly how long exposure should be under low temperatures. The grower should trial different methods and observe how the plant reacts.50+ seeds package