One of the most interesting Asian "greens" that can be grown in the UK, both the pretty leaves and flowers can be used and have a wonderful fragrance and flavour.
The young leaves are delicious in soups and salads or just blanched and served with a sesame oil and gralic dressing.
Wonderfully aromatic and tasty leaves great for noodles and salads.
Pick baby leaves as required and plants will regrow for further 3-4 cuts.
Genus - Chrysanthemum
Species - Coronarium
Variety - Shungiku
Common name - Chopsuey Green
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 1,20 m
Plant type - Annual Herb
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - acid, neutral (pH 5.2-7.5)
Soil type - Fertile, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Culinary
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
Sow seeds from March to July in a prepared seed bed.
Sow thinly in rows 20 cm apart. Cover with 5mm fien soil. Firm gently and keep moist.
For continuous crops sow every 2-3 weeks.
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