Renee's EXCLUSIVE – Typical of the delicious salad mixtures served seasonally in restaurants and sold in fresh markets throughout Paris, this signature combination of baby leaves offers a wonderful array of delicate tastes and beautiful colors. Carefully composed and blended for us by the best old French seed house, it includes finely cut “frisée” (curly endive), several varieties of tender, sweet, red-leaved baby lettuces, wavy rich-green escarole, mild leafy chicory and just the right amount of aromatic arugula and chervil. Maturity 40 days.
GROWING NOTES: This mesclun mix thrives in mild weather with consistent moisture. To extend the sowing season into hot weather, erect a canopy of loosely woven shade cloth over the seed bed. Birds are often attracted to tender young seedlings so protect them if necessary.
HARVEST AND USE: To harvest by the “cut and come again” method, wait until plants are 4 or 5 inches tall. Cut as much as you need, using scissors to shear off a patch of leaves 1 to 2 inches above the soil level. Water well and fertilize lightly and plants will regrow for several more cuttings. Dress with a simple vinaigrette to set off the wonderful colors, diverse fresh flavors and delicate textures of this delicious French mix.