Brassica rapa var. x nipposinica
4 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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
Special features of Mispoona
Other uses of Mispoona
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.
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.