Brassica rapa Perviridis group
Komatsuna is popular traditional, dento yasai, Japanese green leafy vegetable. It has tender, deep green leaves, and a mild, flavor that resembles spinach. A quick growing, upright type, it can be harvested all seasons with succession planting due to heat and cold tolerance. Delicious eaten at any stage..
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 1100-1200 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 145,000-191,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 30-50 days
- Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Prefers mild and cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost or late summer/early fall. Avoid hot summer planting for best results. Sow every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvest leaves and young stems when plant is about 8" tall.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in soup, salad, pickling, stir-fry, ohitashi, sukiyaki, and yosenabe. Rich in calcium.