Mustard Spinach, Komatsuna
Brassica rapa var. komatsuna 'Savanna'

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 appreciated by caterpillars, so be on the lookout. One should find this delicious, easily cultivated green, a hardy, rewarding, and relatively trouble-free leaf vegetable that is suitable for just about any garden or suitable 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.