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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked[1]. The flavour is a happy compromise between the blandness of cabbages and the sharpness of the oriental mustards[1]. The plant can be eaten at any stage from seedling to mature plant[1]. Flowering stems - raw or cooked[1]. Sweet and succulent, but becoming hotter as the plant matures[1].

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Brassica rapa perviridis.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Brassica rapa perviridis.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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

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Cultivation

Succeeds in full sun in a moisture-retentive well-drained fertile preferably alkaline soil[2][1]. Prefers a cool moist reasonably fertile soil[3]. The plant is somewhat deeper rooted than many of the oriental brassicas and is more tolerant of drought, though it grows best if it is not short of water[1]. Mustard spinach is widely cultivated in the Orient for its edible leaves, there are many named varieties[1]. It takes 55 - 80 days for plants to reach maturity from sowing[1]. This is a very hardy plant, although knocked back, it has withstood temperatures down to about -14°c and can be cropped for most of the year[1]. It is much less likely to bolt from a spring sowing and is fairly resistant to summer heat[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Brassica rapa perviridis. 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 perviridis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Brassica rapa perviridis
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
  • Drought
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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