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Brassica rapa var. rosularis

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

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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7 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive buckooroo On May 24, 2012, buckooroo from Baker City, OR wrote:

This wonderful plant grows great in this area of Eastern Oregon. Planted it on March 28 and getting numerous pickings as of May 24th.....fast and delicious.

Positive Calalily On Jan 6, 2011, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

We grow this plant almost year round and harvest it regularly for salads and stir fry. It gives a nice flavor to vegetable soup also. It is easy to grow, the seeds usually germinate in less than a week. It is ready for baby greens in about 3 weeks.
For cut and come again, we plant in rows, spaced about 3- 4 inches apart. To harvest as a nice rosette, it needs about 6 inches.

Positive lynn9x On Nov 1, 2008, lynn9x from Chaparral, NM wrote:

I planted two seeds in a small container. They sprouted in sev weeks and have continued to grow rapidly ever since. These beautiful, easy to grow plants are my favorite veggies now.

Positive CedarBerry On Jun 15, 2007, CedarBerry from Oakland, OR wrote:

Our poor garden soil (acidic clay) has failed repeatedly to grow spinach and lettuce, despite amendments. Tatsoi is the first salad green we've been successful with--it grows very quickly and tastes delicious. Highly recommended!

Positive rebecca101 On Oct 10, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

My favorite Asian green at the moment. Forms a rosette of spoon-shaped, very dark green leaves. Good spicy flavor about the intensity of bok choy - not too bitter for me like some mustards, but not too bland either. Small leaves can be used raw in mesclun, or cooked in stir-fry. I've found it to be tolerant of all sorts of weather. Lasts well into the cold, but also the second last Asian green (last is mizuna) to bolt for me in summer from a spring planting. Retains good flavor in heat as well. Easy and fast growing.

Positive Greenfiend On May 5, 2004, Greenfiend from Leominster, MA wrote:

Easy to grow. Extremely cold-hardy. Early spring or fall planting. Can be harvested under snow. Great in soups, salads & stir frys. Highly nutricious.

Positive shootingstar On Feb 5, 2003, shootingstar wrote:

This is a easy to grow green that has a very dark green thick leaf,mild flavor,likes cool weather.has a tendency to bolt during our long alaska day length. This one of my favorites in my salad garden. Great in stir fry or straight into the salad.

Regional...

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

Little Rock, Arkansas
Winters, California
Lakeland, Florida
Leominster, Massachusetts
Livonia, Michigan
Walloon Lake, Michigan
Roseburg, Oregon
San Antonio, Texas
South Padre Island, Texas
Madison, Wisconsin



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