Mustard Spinach
Brassica rapa var. komatsuna 'Tendergreen'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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

This plant is resistant to deer

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; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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

Aurora, Missouri

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Walla Walla, Washington

Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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.