Found as a seedling in our ‘Edible Blue’ patch, this selection is even more tender and mild. It's easy to grow this flavorful, juicy perennial salad plant. Produces true-to-type from seed and can be split from the rootstock. This is a great addtion to as a perennial understorey crop which can be mowed and planted as a grass substitute or at minimum a groundcover under nut and oak trees. Foliage production decreases in the summer when the plant goes dormant during droughts and heat. The thick rootstock holds and retains soil and prevents eroison on our sandy hillsides.
|Genus & Species||Viola sororia alba|
|Soil||Sandy loam, loam, best yield in rich soils|
|Climate||Zone 3-7. Best in moist cool climates. Goes dormant in hot summers usually.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Prefers moist under story light shade for maximum leaf size.|