Mizuna growing leaf plant of the species Brassica rapa also known as Japanese mustard, Mizuna annual plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting

Mizuna leaves

Leaves bright green to dark purple, the taste is mild, deeply jagged leaves

Flower color yellow the flowers small grow on inflorescence, the pods and the seed are also edible

Mizuna for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Mizuna growing and care:

Acid, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
In hot weather sometime the plant flower and the leaves are little

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
Leaves 10-30 cm (4-12 inches), flowering stems 20-50cm (8-20 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (better flowering slower)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
If there is no need in the for seeds can be trim for eat

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Pods & seed

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Mizuna fruits?
Salad, eat raw, spread

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect the pods when it young and tender

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-6 month

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the bud picked up

Information about leaves:
Leaves bright green to dark purple, the taste is mild, deeply jagged leaves

Uses of Mizuna leaves:
Salad, spread, cooked, stir fry

Scientific name:

Brassica rapa nipposinica

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