Seeds, Roots and Plants for Sale|
Perennial Seed Set:
True Comfrey, Stinging Nettle, White Yarrow, Bronze Fennel.
Buy 1 teaspoon Mizuna Seeds =1000+ seeds.
Buy ½ teaspoon Mizuna Seeds =500+ seeds.
Japanese Salad Greens. Brassica rapa nipposinica.
$1.95. Includes flyer about how to grow Mizuna.
ORGANIC MIZUNA SEEDS
Japanese Mustard Salad Green
Brassica Family: Brassica
Cold hardy to 15 degrees.
Japanese Salad Green|
known as California peppergrass, kyona, Japanese greens, Japanese mustard, potherb
mustard, Oriental/Asian greens, mizuna lettuce, water greens, shui cai, or spider
Popular in Japan for centuries.
Tender, crisp, mild
leaves with slight peppery taste. Not as peppery tasting as arugula.
seeds can be sprouted in a way similar to sprouting alfalfa (micro-greens).
This photo is the mizuna ready to eat.
Hardy Greens Great for Spring, Fall and Winter Eating|
easy to grow. Fast growing. Tasty.
Decorative leaves, beautiful yellow
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!
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
to Grow Mizuna Greens|
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|
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
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|
grown on our farm in North Carolina. Hand harvested and prepared.
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.
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
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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