Red Mizuna Vegetable Seeds
700 Mizuna seeds. Red Mizuna, botanically classified as Brassica juncea, is a hybrid variety of the Japanese heirloom green and is a member of the Brassicaceae or cabbage and broccoli family. Mizuna's taste is peppery like arugula and slightly bitter like frisée, yet it's milder and sweeter than either of these more commonly found salad greens. Mizuna is usually not eaten raw in Japan—instead, it's pickled, stir-fried, simmered, and added to hot pot dishes.
Spring and Summer
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Autumn and Winter
Mizuna can be grown all year round. Sow seeds under cover in autumn and winter and outdoors in spring and summer. It can be grown as a cut-and-come-again salad, or you can also allow the leaves to mature.
Mizuna can be grown in the ground or in pots. Choose a spot with some shade and keep watered. Avoid sunny, dry conditions which may cause it to bolt, resulting in unpleasantly bitter leaves.
The amount of space you give mizuna to grow in depends when you want to harvest, for regular crops of smaller leaves space 15cm apart, for larger leaves allow 20cm and for a fully grown mature plant it will need 40cm of space.