Mustard: Mizuna

Mustard: Mizuna - Seeds & Bulbs

Mustard - Mizuna
Siu Cai, Xiu CAI

Brassica rapa

This tasty green is commonly used as both a graceful bedding plant that 'floats' in the flower bed and as a sweet, mold mustard green that is ready to harvest in 3 weeks. Plants withstand heat longer than lettuce without bolting. Mizuna is beautiful in the flower bed, and a great choice for edible landscaping. Plants are prolific with as many as 200 stems. Plants will germinate under cold, wet conditions when everything else is rotting. Mizuna is commonly found in mixed salad greens and can be steamed or stir-fried. It doesn't have the pungency of other Chinese mustards.

Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: In spring, as early as the soil can be worked. Sow every 3 weeks until early fall for continuous harvest. In mild winter climates it can be sown through winter.
When to Sow Inside: Not necessary
Seed Depth: 1/4" to 1/2"
Seed Spacing: 2"
Row Spacing: 18" (10" as bedding plant)
Days to Emerge: 8 - 15
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 10" apart.

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