Red Fire is a hardy purple sprouting variety that can overwinter in mild winter climate zones. It produces lots of beautiful and deliciously tender spears. This tall, multi-branched plant is strong and grows with an open habit making it easier to harvest the sweet and tender, 6 – 8″ (15 – 20 cm) vibrant purple florets. Harvest regularly and pinch to encourage heavier side-shoot production. The medium to large-sized spears are perfect for salads, stir-fries, and for steaming. Red Fire is a tasty treat on any dinner plate!
To harvest, before flower buds open, cut the stems of central head and side shoots.
To store, refrigerate in a storage bag for about 4 days.
|Maturity||90 - 140 days|
|Height||24 - 36" (61 - 91 cm)|
|Spacing||18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)|
|Soil||Well-draining, fertile soil high in organic matter|
|pH Range||6.0 to 7.5|
|Fertilizing||Balanced fertilizer at the time of planting|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen = moderate to high; Phosphorus = high; Potassium = high|
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