Joker Asian Spinach

40-50 days. An outstanding Asian-type Spinach from our Japanese colleague, Joker's dark emerald-green plants are held upright off the ground on long stalks with smooth, thick, arrow-shaped leaves. Fast growing and productive, it is resistant to downy mildew and fusarium wilt. Joker is perfect fresh in salads; braised and served with Japanese sesame dressing; cooked in stir-fries with Chinese noodles or pureed with butter and complex spices from India. (F1.)

One packet of about 500 seeds
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World cuisine has introduced Asian Greens to cooks everywhere. These piquant leaves are a boon, for most varieties are quick and easily grown. Many types thrive practically year round and, like all Brassicas, prefer cool temperatures and evenly moist soil. Seeds germinate in cool soil (about 45°F) so you can get an early start in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Running out of room? Grow smaller varieties like Tatsoi or Mizuna in pots, hanging baskets or wooden boxes. For baby greens, sow thickly and scissor-harvest at 3" to 4" tall. If your season is hot and short, shade baby greens with row covers or grow in dappled sunlight.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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