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Brassica rapa var. komatsuna 'Tendergreen'

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

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Green

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive tem On Apr 1, 2012, tem from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Very easy to grow and good-tasting plant. I'm not sure why this hasn't caught on outside of Japan and Korea.

Positive dianne99 On Feb 6, 2009, dianne99 from Brookville, KS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very tasty and easy to grow. Extremely high in vitamins A and C.

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 13, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Popular salad and stir fry greens from Japan. The leaves are used raw or cooked and having a flavor between cabbage and the oriental mustards. Flowering stems are used raw or cooked. Position in full sun, kept moist, a hardy plant to approx -12C and can be cropped for most of the year, during winter under cover. Sow seed in situ April to September. Thin to 20-30cm apart. Grows like gangbusters here.


Regional...

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

Los Angeles, California
Miccosukee Cpo, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Brookville, Kansas
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Lucedale, Mississippi
Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania
Walla Walla, Washington
Cheyenne, Wyoming



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