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. 250-280 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
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost to early summer. Keep soil consistently moist. 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.