Tags: Open Pollinated

Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers

Latin Name: Cryptotaenia japonica


All parts of this plant are edible; leaves, stems, seeds, and roots! Fresh leaves and stalks can be added to a mixed green salad, parboiled and served as a vegetable, or stir-fried alone or with other vegetables or meat. Add it to soups, custards, rice, and pickled foods. Eat Mitsuba raw or cook it only lightly, or add it to cooked dishes just before serving. Japanese chefs often use the large leaves as an elegant garnish. Grow as an annual in cold climates or perennial in warm. Thrives in sun or shade.

Growing Tips:

Barely cover seed with soil and keep moist until seedlings are well-established.

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    We occasionally get a freeze or two each year here near New Orleans. Would Mitsuba be considered a fall/winter crop here?

    Posted by Ray Gremillion on 05/02/2018

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    • You should be able to grow mitsuba year-round in your climate.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 05/02/2018

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    Can I plant in San Diego as winter crop? How large is bush if perennial here in SD?
    Thanks - Judi

    Posted by Judi Heitz on 09/20/2014

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    • Your climate should be ideal for growing Mitsuba year-round! Maximum size of each plant is about a foot tall and wide.

      Posted by Jim Ford on 09/20/2014


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Grower Jim's Plants and Produce LLC

Apopka, FL, United States (Zone 9B)
Established in 1987
1.00 acres in production

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