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PlantFiles: Mustard Greens, Oriental
Brassica juncea 'Mizuna'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: juncea (JUN-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mizuna
Additional cultivar information: (aka Kyona)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive angelam On May 30, 2004, angelam from melbourne
Australia wrote:

I only attempted to grow this in my Zone 10 garden in Summer once. It ran immediately to seed. However when I plant it in mid-Autumn it lasts well into the following Spring. The leaves are great in salads,stir fries and curries. It is cut-and -come -again and very vigorous. A great Winter plant.

Positive TamTam On Jul 30, 2003, TamTam from Blue Springs, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Oh my goodness, today I decided to collect some seeds from my mustard (seeds were from Weezingreens - thankee ma'am!) and while in the process I must have rubbed my thumb and first finger on the corners of my mouth - mild burning sensation at first that got worse and lasted for hours!!! Next time I'll wear gloves!! I still say this is a positive note, tho, cuz it COULD have been my eyes I rubbed!!! :)

Positive Weezingreens On Sep 5, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Mizuna is a cut & come oriental green that can last a season in mild climates by cutting the outer leaves and allowing the plant to grow. However, in hot weather it will tend to bolt into flower. The white stems bear dark lacy leaves that have a mild, sweet flavor, whether used in salad or stir-fried.

After this plant flowers, as with all mustards, it will create small seed pods. Seed can be collected from these pods if they are allowed to dry on the plant. Be aware that proximity to other mustards may result in cross pollination, and the collected seed may vary from the parent plant.


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

Blue Springs, Missouri
Arlington, Virginia
Centralia, Washington
Friday Harbor, Washington

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