An early-maturing hybrid, this Japanese variety is recommended for summer harvest as it tolerates hot, dry conditions, is slow to bolt, and has good resistance to downy mildew. This variety has thick, medium green lobed leaves and is resistant to downy mildew 1 & 2 and high tolerance to 3.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 240-280 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.)
- 41,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 50-55 days
- Planting season: Late spring to early summer
Cultivation: Prefers mild and cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring after last frost or late summer/early fall (mulch plants heavily for early spring crop). Keep soil consistently moist. Dry soil, long days and warm temperatures encourage bolting. Sow seeds every 1-2 weeks for continuous harvest.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Steam, stir-fry, or use in salad. Excellent for ohitashi—blanch , cool, squeeze to remove moisture, and top with a dressing made from sesame seeds, soy sauce, sugar and fish stock. See also the recipe for Horenso Shira Ae on our website.