These cold tolerant varieties can be started in flats in mid -summer, direct seeded starting mid- August and thrive in cool coastal conditions. For colder climates they are ideal for early spring planting.
The following varieties listed in our Edible Greens section, survive even colder winter conditions to produce in very early spring or late winter on the coast.
Variegated Cress / Salad Burnet / Sylvetta Arugula / Bietina / Cutting Celery / Saxifraga Burnet
Famous 1930’s Vate’s selection with blue green leaves that grows into a sturdy bunch 12 inches tall. Stands some freezing temperatures.
With lots of ruffled leaves shaped like tiny fans and a medium green colour, this very fast grower makes a zesty salad addition, or flavour boost for steamed vegetables, soups and sauces.
Soft green spoon shaped leaves forms a good sized bunch 12 inches tall. Productive and stands some frost. Use in stir fry , steamed, add to soups when mature and makes a nice addition for salad when ...
This very rare plant has green/yellow leaves that grow upright to form a good sized bunch at maturity. The leaves have tiny waved edges and a smooth texture.
This rare variety has a medium heat at maturity, much milder in the first 30 days. Ruddy red in colour with bright green accent, this fast grower is ideal for baby greens.