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Also known as Japanese Mustard Spinach, it is a quick-and-easy-growing Asian Green with glossy dark green leaves imbued with the flavors of mustard and cabbage. Harvested from baby leaf stage to full maturity, younger leaves have more of a mustard flavor and older leaves are considerably more cabbage-like in taste.

Average seed life: 3 years.

Sharaku Komatsuna

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35 days. This new Japanese variety has smooth, tender, deep green leaves and a flavor that's earthy like Spinach and slightly tart like Sorrel. The loose, upright heads develop quickly from seed so you don't have to wait long before adding their vitamin-rich young leaves to salads or their mature leaves to stir-fries and braises. More heat and cold tolerant than many other Asian Greens, it can be grown year-round in more temperate climates. (OP.)

One packet of about 600 seeds
Catalog #2926
  • Buy 10 for $3.55 each and save 11%
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Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Direct-Sow Basics

Asian Greens Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
: ¼”-1/2"
Row Spacing: 12”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Days to Germination: 5-10 days
Germination Temperature: 70°-75°F

Our versatile, easy and popular Asian Greens thrive in cool temperatures, tolerating mild frost. Sow when the danger of heavy frost has passed. Asian Greens appreciate soil with a moderate amount of organic matter dug in. Keep the soil evenly moist for a mild, sweet taste. When growing individuals, thin them to 8" to 10" apart. For ‘baby leaf’ harvesting, lightly broadcast seed, sprinkle with soil and water lightly. As the plants grow to about 3" tall, give them a “haircut” for salads and stir-fries. Feed regularly to enjoy one or two more cuttings from the initial sowing. In cool summer areas, seed at 10 to 14 day intervals, ensuring a steady harvest of fresh, vitamin-rich greens. Hot weather causes hot and/or bitter flavor and bolting. Your last sowing may be toward the end of summer for fall harvest. Protect with shade cloth at the hottest part of summer days if necessary.

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