Brassica rapa var. perviridis 'Red'

Scientific name: Brassica rapa var. perviridis 'Red'

Common name: Red Japanese Spinach

Aliases: Red Komatsuma

Attributes

Attribute Range
Edible Leaf
Habit Shrub
Native No
Sun tolerance Full sun

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Notes
» This is a classic leafy Japanese vegetable that in the US is often called Japanese Mustard Spinach
» This versatile vegetable partners well with simple herbs like parsley, chives and onions
» It also goes well with Asian-type flavours like laksa leaf, coriander, ginger, garlic and chili
» This is a real multi-tasking vegetable that can be used in salads, stir fries and steamed as a side dish
» Use in salads with a mixture of sweet herbs like mint, lime verbena and lime juice
» It is high in iron
» Do not overcook
» Plant in a sunny position in well-drained but moist soil
» Suitable for large pots
» Harvest young leafs regularly and remove flower stems as they appear
» The more you harvest the better it produces
» Fertilize with Season and Power Feed regularly


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