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Mustard Spinach, Komatsuna 'Savanna'

Brassica rapa var. komatsuna

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: rapa var. komatsuna
Cultivar: Savanna

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Arlington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 21, 2015, Ted_B from Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is easily germinated outdoors, and grows quickly even when germinated in the midst of hot (>90F, >32C) summers, in direct sunlight, and with ample moisture. This plant can be grown in clusters in wide containers if desired, and thrives without issue in commercial peat-based potting mixes.

Young foliage has a tasty, only mildly piquant flavor, and is delicious in stews, stir fry, or salads. The young foliage is also a magnet for caterpillars, so be on the lookout. One will find this delicious, easily cultivated green, a hardy, rewarding, relatively trouble-free, year-round leaf vegetable that is suitable for just about any garden or reasonably sized container.

Positive

On Jul 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Sakata offers this description: "Savanna is a cross between an early heat tolerant Tendergreen type and cold tolerant, dark green-leafed Tendergreen. This hybrid provides better uniformity, faster growth and recovery than OP varieties for multiple cuts. It has large, glossy green, oval leaves and is slow bolting. " 10/22/07 Larger and darker green than Tendergreen. Vigorous.

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