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Mizuna, Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica)

Mizuna, Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica)
Mizuna, Japanese mustard (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) #0
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Seed quantity:
200 Pcs.
Botanical name:
B. rapa var. japonica, Brassica rapa var. nipposinica


Mizuna is of Japanese origin and the slightly sweet tasting leaves can be eaten raw or cooked at any stage from seedling to mature plant. They taste extraordinary good as salad, but can also be cooked as greens or in soups. Because the Japanese
mustard will regrow rapidly after being harvested it can be used as a cut and come again crop.
200 Mizuna seeds

Growing instructions
Sow the seeds directly in situ or in a cold frame from April to September, but it can also be sown in a cold greenhouse autumn to spring to provide leaves overwinter.The plant is intolerant of drought, it needs to be grown in a moist fertile soil for the best quality leaves. Fairly hardy and tolerating summer heat and tough frosts, Mizuna doesn't like very cold and wet weather together. A fast growing plant, it can be harvested already some weeks after sowing and you can continue cropping for 10 months before it will start to bolt.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
15–20 cm
Partially shady
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
0 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March, October, September
Sowing time outdoors:
August, July, June, May
Sowing depth:
5 cm
Best germination temperature :
16 °C
Planting distance approx.:
20 – 25 cm
Maturation time (days):
42 Pcs.
Main harvest:
August, July, June, May, October, September

Companion planting

Good intercropping partners:
Corn, Tomatoes

Other names

German names:
Asiatischer Senfkohl, Japanischer Blattsenf, Japanischer Salat, Japanischer Senf, Kyona, Mizuna, Senfsalat, Xiu Cai
English names:
California peppergrass, Japanese greens, Japanese mustard, Kyona, Mizuna, Potherb mustard, Shui cai, Spider mustard
French names:
Spanish names:
Brotes japoneses, Kyona, Mizuna, Mostaza japonesa, Xiu cai
Italian names:
Mizuna, Senape giapponese


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