Asian Vegetables

Mizuna
Brassica rapa Jap. Group

These Japanese greens belong to the Oriental brassicas and will supply you with spicy salad leaves over winter and spring.This very attractive, deeply dissected foliage grows well in ordinary soil with plenty of moisture. Good for inter-cropping with sweet corn, asparagus or artichokes. Can be sown from early spring until late autumn. 1000 seeds

$3.50
SPINACH ‘Malabar Red Climbing’
Basella rubra

An attractive perennial vine that has edible green leaves and shoots that can be used in salads or stir fries. The red stems give the plant an ornamental value as well. Provide a trellis for easy picking and to protect other plants from being smothered! A heat loving plant that is grown as an annual in cooler areas as it is frost tender. While not a true spinach the leaves taste and look similar. 30 seeds.

$3.50
CHOI SUM (Choi-San)
Brassica rapa

A Chinese specialty, also known as a flowering green Tsai-Hsin. A quick and easy-to-grow Asian green producing lots of long, pencil-thin, green flower stems. A pleasing, mild mustard taste to use raw in salads or lightly cooked in stir-fries. Cold hardy and fast growing. Likes any fertile soil with added organic matter. Pick stems before flowering for continuous use. 300 seeds.

$3.50
Komatsuna, Red
Brassica oleraceae

Also known as Japanese mustard spinach. A fast growing, red leaf that can be harvested whole or as a ‘pick and come again’. Very versatile with the leaf and stem able to be used raw, steamed, braised, stocks or soup. One of the more mild mustards, especially when young. Komatsuna is ready for harvesting in 30-40 days. 100 seeds.
 

$3.50
Komatsuna, Green
Brassica oleraceae

Also known as Japanese mustard spinach. A fast growing, dark green leaf that can be harvested whole or as a ‘pick and come again’. Very versatile with the leaf and stem able to be used raw, steamed, braised, stocks or soup. One of the more mild mustards, especially when young. Komatsuna is ready for harvesting in 30-40 days. 150 seeds.

$3.50
Chinese Kale / Kai-Lan
Brassica oleraceae

Do not waste any of this plant!! Use the leaves, flower buds and thick succulent stems in stir fries, steamed, raw..... Used extensively in Asian cooking. Grows like broccoli but with smaller heads and much faster growing. After the first harvest many side shoots form allowing for an extended harvest period. 1 Pkt = 300 seeds. Also available in bulk (1 gram = approx. 280 seeds).

Pak Choi ‘Red Choi’ F1
Brassica rapa ssp. chinensis

A good looking, fast growing and versatile pak choi. Once the leaves size up they are dark maroon with green undersides. Can use all stages of growth, from micro greens, baby leaf, full size and flower buds. Younger leaves used raw while larger leaves and buds are used in stir fries. 250 seeds.

$3.50
'Asian Cool' Greens Mix
Brassica spp.

Hon Tsai Tai, Purple Mizuna, Mustard, Tatsoi
A classic mix of fast growing Asian greens. All can be used for salads and stir fries, with each adding their own character, texture and flavour. The mizuna and mustard have a little bit of bite while the hon tsai tai (purple choy sum) and tatsoi are more mild flavoured. These can be grown anytime of the year but excel in the cooler weather. The flower heads can be eaten as well. 400 seeds. Not to WA.
 

$3.50
Sowing Periods
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Cool Climate Periods Feb 1st Apr 30th
Aug 1st Oct 31st
Mild Climate Periods Mar 1st Sep 30th
Tropical Climate Periods Apr 1st Jul 31st
Mibuna
Brassica rapa (Japonica group)

A Japanese salad green that will supply you with aromatic leaves over the cooler months. Mibuna is a fast-growing, cold-tolerant annual plant for a sunny position with average garden soil, growing to 30-40 cm high. Enjoy the light mustard flavour that is perfect raw in salads, steamed or stir-fried. 200 seeds.

$3.50
Heirloom
MIZUNA ‘Purple’
Brassica rapa Japonica. Group

A fast growing salad green with a distinctive purple tinge on the margins. The leaves are gently spicy and add colour to salads and stir fries. The attractive, deeply-dissected foliage grows well in ordinary soil. We love mizuna as it provides two crops of valuable greens when lettuces are idle or growing slowly. 400 seeds.
 

$3.50
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