This plant has a mild fragrance
Brassica juncea var. japonica Overview
Brassica juncea var. japonica is now recognised as a synonym or Brassica juncea. Quick growing serrated leaves that can be harvested continuously as needed. Strong tasting leaves are often used to add interest to salads and sandwiches. The usual green form is also available in a pretty reddish variant - use them both!
How to harvest Brassica juncea var. japonica
Pick as needed!
How to propagate Brassica juncea var. japonica
Sow the seeds in a sandy soil mixand transplant when about 5cm high.
Special features of Brassica juncea var. japonica
Other uses of Brassica juncea var. japonica
Leaves and flowers can be used fresh, stir-fried or cooked. Japanese love the leaves pickled!
Salad leaves you may not have tried yet.
Relatively new to the UK market, these leafy greens suit being grown in our colder climate.Explore all
Vegetables to Grow Through Winter
These crops will keep growing throughout the winter if provided with some protection from the worst of the winter weather.