• Verve is an improvement on the traditional “spring greens” anticipated as the first fresh greens in spring in the England.
• It is grown like a small cabbage spaced at 12” in-row spacing in a double row or 8” in a single row. The head will weigh roughly 2 pounds at harvest and holds well in the field or the cooler. To market, package in a sleeve like romaine (or a perforated plastic bag).
• It is grown like cabbage but it doesn’t head. The flavor is very mild and sweet with a tender texture. The outside leaves are a rich dark green and it makes a slight heart of crisp bright yellow leaves when ready to harvest.
• Looking superficially like collards, it is distinctly different in that it cooks in about 5 minutes. The whole plant is cut and cooked – minus any dirty outside leaves.
• Verve is both tolerant to heat and cold and can be grown in all but the coldest seasons. Not only is Verve a delight to eat, the shelf life is remarkable and it will hold, even cut, without browning, for months.
• Leaves are mostly an even size and can be blanched and rolled around a rice or rice and meat stuffing, then cooked in a broth. For cooking ideas and recipes search for “Spring Greens UK”.
|Catalog Type||Organic and Untreated|
|Variety||Verve Spring Greens (Not Treated)|
MM = Million Seed Count
1000M = Million Seed Count
100M = 100 Thousand Seed Count