Mizuna Asian Green
With its narrow white stems and bright green lacy-edged leaves, this elegant Japanese green has a delicious spicy flavor and a texture similar to arugula, but with a milder taste. As a salad green, Mizuna is best eaten young and can be used as a cut-and-come-again crop, but it is also excellent in stir-fries and soups as plants mature. Harvest leaves as needed or simply pick the whole head. 21 days for baby greens, 40 days for mature heads. ±16,000 seeds/oz.
- 21 days baby greens, 40 days mature
- ±16,000 seeds/oz
- Bright green, lacy-edged leaves
- Narrow white stems
- Spicy flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Mizuna is a wonderful addition to salad mixes where it's mildly peppery flavor can replace arugula. The leaves are crisp and fringed.
The Japanese are known to pickle the leaves, but we recommend adding them to Asian soups or stir-fries.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed to prevent bolting. Can also be planted in late summer for a fall crop. Seeds will germinate in 4-7 days. Plant in full sun to partial shade.
- Direct Seed: 1" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Rows Apart: 18"
- Thin: 6-12" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
by D. Graham
If you grow lettuce for salads, you need this as a complement
Winter Garden Green Must-have!
by Daphney D
Mizuna has become our new favorite green to grow in our little indoor winter garden setup. It’s a versatile, prolific, cut & come again, green that grows quickly. Eat fresh or sauté with some garlic or shallots. Planted in mid-November and we’ve been enjoying delicious salads since just after Thanksgiving. Bolts quickly so one needs to stay vigilant. I planted some mizuna this past Summer and it bolted. I shared the greens and pretty yellow flowers with our rabbit and guinea pigs, but mizuna is high in oxalates & vitamin K so I shared sparingly. I also put some of the pretty little yellow flowers in ice sphere molds to make pretty cocktails. This Winter we have been able to stave off bolting by clipping the buds.
Love these greens! Very vigorous and productive, with a mild taste. Good sauteed or on a salad. Mine did succumb to cabbage worms, though.
by best thing
it tasted so good and we cooked dishes and more