Brassica rapa var japonica
Mizuna Greens, Mizuna Mustard, Pot Herb Mustard, Kyona
Annual/biennial oriental low growing greens with a lovely peppery flavour, dark green serrated leaves on slender white stems. Leaves used raw or cooked in salads or stir-fry, soups. young flowering stems can be cooked like broccoli. Can be sown at intervals from April to September outside, or inside in winter use as a cut and come again crop. Sow seed in pots or modules. Plant out @ 15cm (6in.) apart in full sun, will tolerate light shade. Runner up in RHS taste tests to leaf radish Saisai. Very popular for micro greens and baby leaf.