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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked[1]. They can be eaten at any stage from seedling to mature plant though older leaves become fibrous[1]. A very good salad, the leaves can also be cooked as greens or in soups etc[1]. The leaf stalks can also be eaten but require more cooking than the leaves[1]. It can be used as a cut and come again crop. regrowing rapidly after being harvested[1]. Immature flowering stems - cooked like broccoli[1]. A sweet flavour[1].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Brassica rapa nipposinica.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica rapa nipposinica.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ or in a seed bed from April to September. Thinnings can be transplanted[1]. Some varieties can also be sown in a cold greenhouse in late autumn or early spring to provide leaves overwinter and in late spring.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in most well-drained fertile soils[2]. Summer crops tolerate light shade[1]. Prefers a pH of 5.5 to 7[2]. Prefers a cool moist reasonably fertile soil[3]. The plant is shallow rooted and intolerant of drought, it needs to be grown in a moist fertile soil for the best quality leaves[1].

Fairly hardy, tolerating quite hard frosts, though plants are likely to die if this is coupled with wet weather[1]. Plants are also tolerant of summer heat[1]. Mizuna is widely cultivated in China for its edible leaves, there are many named varieties[1]. This plant is one of the most resistant to bolting of the oriental brassicas and can be sown in spring. It can also be planted in the summer for an autumn and winter crop[4]. Mizuna can also be transplanted successfully[1]. A fast growing plant, it can be cropped on a cut and come again basis just 2 - 3 weeks after sowing and has been known to continue cropping for 10 months before going to seed[1].

A very ornamental plant[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Brassica rapa nipposinica. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Brassica rapa nipposinica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica rapa nipposinica
Genus
Brassica
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type












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