Mustard Spinach (Brassica Rapa Mizuna) 750 seeds (#1654)
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About the product
Very attractive leaves with a mildly spicy flavour. Can be harvested from baby leaf to fully mature plants.
A very easily grown plant, succeeding in full sun in a well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil. Prefers a heavy soil.
Succeeds in any reasonable soil. Shade tolerant, growing well on a north border. Succeeds in maritime garden.
Tolerates a pH in the range 4.2 to 8.3. A very hardy plant, tolerating temperatures down to about -15°c.
It also tolerates high summer temperature.
Harvest from June to October. Take whole heads or for baby leaves cur a few at a time from approx 5 cm high, allowing leaves to regrow for 2-3 further cuts.
Baby leafs can also be grown in well watered containers in a greenhouse.
Genus - Brassica
Species - Rapa
Variety - Mizuna
Common name - Mustard Spinach
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Plant type - Vegetable
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, Neutral, alkaline (pH 4.2-8.3)
Soil type - Fertile, consistently moist, well-drained loams
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Culinary for salads and cooking
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
1. Sow from March to August in prepared soil bed outside.
2. Sow thinly in rows 25 cm apart and cover with a fine layer (~15 mm) of fine soil. Firm gently, keep moist.
For continuous crops sow every 2-3 weeks.
Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.
Leave unthinned for baby leaves or thin out to 20 cm apart for mature plants.
Keep moist and weed free.