Brassica rapa Narinosa group
The dark green, heavily savoyed leaves grow atop thick bunches of pale green petioles giving it a spinach-like appearance. In summer, the plant reaches nearly a foot in height. In winter, it grows in a rosette close to the ground. As with Tatsoi, individual leaves can be picked continuously for several weeks. Heat and cold tolerant. Excellent for microgreens and baby leaf production.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 1700-1800 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.)
- 223,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 45 days (20 days for baby leaf)
- Planting season: Late summer/early fall
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Cultivation: Prefers mild and cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer/early fall. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Harvest young baby leaves for salad mix or harvest the whole plant when fully mature at 10-12" tall. For micro-greens, sow seeds in spring to summer in sandy soil in a bright but cool location. Broadcast seeds on soil and cover with a thin layer. Keep uniformly moist. Harvest by cutting when seedlings reach 3-4".
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in salad, sauté, soup and stir-fry. Excellent as baby leaf and microgreens.