Brassica rapa var. nipposininca

Brassica rapa var. nipposininca

Mizuna

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Brassica rapa var. nipposininca
  • Common name: Mizuna
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 27cm

Spread: 30cm

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Mizuna, Brassica rapa var. nipposininca, is an oriental vegetable, or Japanese brassica, which is becoming increasingly popular for stir-fries. It's also called Kyona or potherb mustard. Not only is it good to eat, it's also quite decorative, with glossy, serrated, dark green leaves and narrow white stalks, looking good in flower beds and as edging. It's vigorous, adaptable and easy to grow in most soils. Mizuna greens have a mild mustard flavour.

The usual sowing time for Brassica rapa var. nipposininca, outside, is from early to late summer, but it can be sown in late spring or early summer, when it may have a tendency to bolt. Another alternative is to sow in early autumn for transplanting under cover.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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