Known also as Oenanthe javanica, water dropwort, Chinese celery (not kintsai), or Japanese parsley (not mitsuba), Korean Minari is a favorite garden green among Korean cooks when it is in season. From the Apiaceae family, the upright, crunchy green stems and leafy tops of this flavorful vegetable are delicious.
- Cool season annual.
- Approx. 1400-1500 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.)
- Maturity: Approx. 60-65 days
- Planting season: Late summer to early fall
Cultivation: Grows best in moist soil with temperatures ranging 68°-70°F. Growth is slow above 77°F and temperatures below 50°F plants will become purple. Minari is not cold tolerant. Germination temperature is approximately 75°-85°F. Sow seeds in late summer to early fall depending on temperature conditions. Soil ph is best 5.5-6.5. Short days are desired.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Korean Minari is one of the greens called for in Maeuntang, a spicy fish soup popular in Korea. In western cuisine, use Korean Minari whenever a recipe calls for watercress.