Delicious Asian greens that cook like spinach. Mizuna (Brassica rapa var japonica) produces copious amounts of early maturing, pencil thin stalks that are often used fresh in salads. Crisp green leaves are mild in flavor and rich in vitamin C, folate and iron. Very popular and easy to grow. (50 days)
Each packet contains approximately 200 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This cool weather vegetable does best planted in early spring or late summer. Sow no deeper than 1/4 inch in rich, well-drained soil. Space plants 6 to 12 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart.
To harvest, pinch or cut leaves just above the soil surface and allow to grow back. Continue harvesting until plants lose flavor. Remember that you can make successive sowings every 2-3 weeks for a fresh supply. Once plants bolt (flower), they will become bitter.