Very strong variety which is well adapted to different soils. Good quality, compact, thick heart, with long, hard, upright, darkish green leaves. Most widely grown of the roman variety. How to grow: Sow throughout the year, preferably from September to February in seedbeds which should be protected for winter sowings. When plants have 3 or 4 leaves, transplant to a distance of 30 x 40 cm. Harvest: Approximately 3 or 4 months after sowing.