Tatsoi Asian Green
Emerald spoon-shaped leaves form a compact rosette. Fast growing and vigorous. Mild flavor gets sharper as the leaves mature. Popular as a baby leaf for salads; also excellent when added to soups or stir-fries.
- 45 days
- Fast growing and vigorous
- Mild flavor
- Spoon-shaped leaves
- Use as baby leaf for salads; add to soups or stir-fries
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
You can use Tatsoi like ay other green you grow for salads. When fresh the leaves pair well with mint and fennel. If you choose to stir-fry or steam your crop, pair it with garlic, chilies, mushrooms, and fish sauce.
Try replacing spinach with Tatsoi in your favorite recipe!
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed to prevent premature flowering. 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
Good addition to the spring garden
Started under grow lights here in zone 5/6, transplanted out in early/mid April and it has done quite well doubling in size. Prolific, and have been able to harvest multiple times. Great for steaming or in a stir fry. Does well in part sun/shade.
Easy to grow green, even in humid NW FL
I planted some tatsoi seeds around March thinking they wouldn't make it past the baby greens as it'd be too hot.
I'm surprised as they're still growing quite well now (end of May in NW FL). I was afraid they'd get bitter (like lettuce does) by the time that the temps heated up but that hasn't happened. They're still going strong! They're really tasty and versatile.
Last note - they were getting eaten by some small black bugs, but a couple applications of neem+soap spray easily stopped that.
I love them. Easy to grow. Responds well to organic gardening. Great for indoor gardens under lights. Good flavor for stir fry. I would recommend.
Fast, Easy, and Yummy
Wish we planted more Tatsoi this year. Grows more like a lawn than a leafy green. Everyone agrees they are great sautéed but we ate plenty raw as a salad green. Slightly pepper when raw which we really like. Great as a spinach substitute and seems to attract less insects. Recommend not thinning and just scattering seeds in a planter or raised bed and letting it go. Harvest young like mowing a lawn and let it keep growing. Goes to seed relatively quickly in temps approaching 80 if not harvested. Definitely a new addition to our greens raised bed and we will be growing more in the winter. (zone 10a/b)
good stir fry green
What began as small rosettes in my arid West Texas garden became large, multi-branched very productive greens. Made it through the winter (mostly frosts with a few hard freezes) just fine with minimal protection. Better when tender.