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Tatsoi

Brassica rapa ssp. narinosa

Also known as

Chinese Flat Cabbage, Rosette Pakchoi, Broadbeaked Mustard, Spoon Mustard, Spinach Mustard, Tat Choy, Chinese Savoy

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

10cm

4 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Tatsoi Overview

This Asian variety of brassica has dark green spoon shaped leaves that form a thick rosette. It's leaves have a subtle flavour but a soft creamy texture. Hardy to -10C they are a useful crop for autumn sowing and can be harvested from under the snow.

Common problems with Tatsoi

Brassicas can also be susceptible to viruses and grazing by mammals, like deer and rabbits.

How to harvest Tatsoi

They can be harvested in 45 to 50 days. Either take single leaves or pull whole plants.

How to propagate Tatsoi

Seed

Special features of Tatsoi

Crop rotation

Other uses of Tatsoi

Cullinary

With high levels of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium & folic acid they are a useful addition to salads.

Edible to Sow Under Cover in May

Successional sow small batches on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator, ready to plant out later in the month.

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