Edible chrysanthemum green is a traditional vegetable of Japan also known as shungiku. Oasis has small, deeply serrated, dark-green aromatic leaves and is more productive, vigorous, and branched than many other varieties. This easy to grow plant can also be used for sprouting and baby greens.
- 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.)
- 224,000-230,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 40-50 days
- Planting season: Spring/summer or Late summer/early fall
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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.