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Mispoona

Brassica rapa var. x nipposinica

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

40cm

10cm

Min

10cm

4 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Mispoona Overview

This Asian variety of brassica is a cross between Tatsoi & Mizuna bred by Frank Morton. It has spoon leaves that have the frilled look of Mizuna (and it's resistance to bolting) but the rosette habit of Tatsoi. It's leaves have a subtle flavour and like both parents it is a useful crop for autumn sowing.

Common problems with Mispoona

Brassicas are also prone to viruses and grazing by garden mammals, such as rabbits and deer.

How to harvest Mispoona

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

How to propagate Mispoona

Seed

Special features of Mispoona

Crop rotation

Other uses of Mispoona

Cullinary

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

Edibles to Sow Outside in October

In vegetable beds, at the allotment or in the kitchen garden, sow these now to grow over the cooler winter months.

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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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