In 2020, we were on the hunt for a red frilly salad green that would hold up for several cuttings to add to our Sassy salad mix, essentially a more vigorous and bolt resistant alternative to the popular Ruby Streaks. We trialed as many varieties as we could find, ultimately settling on Scarlett Frills for its awesomely dense and lofty frills, excellent bolt resistance and deep burgundy leaves with lime green stems. Enough spice to give your taste buds something to chat about without blowing the roof off. While best harvested as a baby leaf for salad, Scarlett Frills can also be grown to full size for bunching.
Days to Maturity: 20 to baby, 40 to full size
Direct sow or transplant as soon as soil temps are above 45°.
Seeding depth: ¼”. Seeding rate for baby leaf: 3-4 seeds/inch.
If starting indoors, transplant at 12-18”.
Row spacing: 18-30” for full size.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!