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This highly valued Japanese green is an edible chrysanthemum also known as shungiku. The large, medium green oblong leaves are less serrated and have a milder flavor than the serrated-leaf varieties. An easy to grow plant that can also be used for microgreens and baby greens. The closer to flowering, the more pungent the flavor becomes.
Cool season annual
Approx. 1000-1500 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.)
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prefers mild and cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring after last frost or late summer/early fall. Will tolerate light shade in summer and will flower in warm temperatures. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvest leaves and young stems when plant is 4-6" tall.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Rich in vitamin B and minerals, it is used in tempura, sukiyaki, ohitashi, yosenabe, and shabu-shabu. Flower petals can be used as a garnish for soups and salads. Young leaves can be cooked like spinach or used in salads.
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