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Buy Perennial Seed Set: True Comfrey, Stinging Nettle, White Yarrow, Bronze Fennel.

$9.95: Buy 1 teaspoon Mizuna Seeds =1000+ seeds.
$5.45: Buy teaspoon Mizuna Seeds =500+ seeds.
Japanese Salad Greens. Brassica rapa nipposinica.
Shipping $1.95. Includes flyer about how to grow Mizuna.

Japanese Mustard Salad Green

Brassica Family: Brassica rapa nipposinica
Cold hardy to 15 degrees.

Mizuna: Japanese Salad Green

Also known as California peppergrass, kyona, Japanese greens, Japanese mustard, potherb mustard, Oriental/Asian greens, mizuna lettuce, water greens, shui cai, or spider mustard.

Popular in Japan for centuries.

Tender, crisp, mild leaves with slight peppery taste. Not as peppery tasting as arugula.

The seeds can be sprouted in a way similar to sprouting alfalfa (micro-greens).

This photo is the mizuna ready to eat.
Cold Hardy Greens Great for Spring, Fall and Winter Eating

Very easy to grow. Fast growing. Tasty.

Decorative leaves, beautiful yellow flowers.

Plant early spring or late summer / early fall. Great for unheated greenhouses or cold frames all winter in many climates. Cold hardy to 15 degrees!

Nutritionally it is high in beta carotene, vitamins and minerals.

This photo is after its prime when flowers have formed and seed pods are developing. The flowers are edible.
How to Grow Mizuna Greens

Mizuna is a cool weather annual with a long growing season.

Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep about 2 inches apart. They germinate in 5-15 days depending on the weather. When 1 inch tall, thin to 6-10 inches apart. The plant grows to 14-16 inches tall.

Mizuna likes full sun or partial shade. It likes moist soil with soil pH around 5.5. Grows in most soils. It can tolerate large amounts of rain. The plants bolt (form seeds) in warm weather.

It's best to succession plant them so you have all levels of maturity. They are fully mature at 6-8 weeks but can be eaten as early as 3 weeks. You can eat your thinnings.

This photo is a closeup of the green seed pods.
How to Harvest Mizuna

You can either pull up the entire plant. Or cut off some/all of the leaves, and it will grow back again.

The dark green leaves, stalks and flowers are edible. The younger the leaf, the more tender it is. Good eating raw in a salad or cooked like spinach.

The key to very cold hardy winter greens like Mizuna is to harvest only when the leaves are not frozen. It's OK if they freeze while alive just don't cut them then.

Wait until the day warms up a little and then harvest. The greens will be perfect.

This photo is the pods after they have dried. They are ready to be broken up and the seeds removed.
How to Prepare Mizuna

The Japanese like to pickle their mizuna. The leaves are salted and chopped, then stirred into rice. The stalks are salted, then sugar and rice vinegar are added. It soaks for about 48 hours.

The greens can be stir-fried, steamed or boiled. Good in soups and salads.

One recipe is to coarsely chop up the leaves and add to boiled red potatoes with some olive oil.

This photo is the dried seeds ready for planting.
Mizuna Seeds for Cold Weather Greens

Organically grown on our farm in North Carolina. Hand harvested and prepared.

In this photo you can see the dark seeds mixed in with some of the light brown pod. Your seed order will contain the seeds with some of this chaff.

Also known botanically as Brassica juncea var japonica. Originally native to China.

The seeds are small. Their germination rate is good.

Contact me if you are ordering more than one type of seed. I can discount shipping.
All seeds are shipped by First Class or Priority Mail through the Post Office. There is no pick up at the farm.

For survival farming in hard times in zones 5/6/7,
see my Western North Carolina Farm and Garden Calendar.

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Topton, North Carolina 28781
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