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Japanese Mustard Spinach

Brassica rapa

Also known as

Field Mustard, Komatsuna

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

20cm

20cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Japanese Mustard Spinach Overview

Brassica rapa is known by many common names including Japanese Mustard Spinach and Field Mustard. It is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant from the Brassicaceae family. Different plants derived from the species Brassica rapa are widely cultivated as a vegetable or oilseed crop plants. However this plant is considered an invasive weed in many locations, it can be harmful in cultivated field environments.

Common problems with Japanese Mustard Spinach

How to propagate Japanese Mustard Spinach

Seed

Special features of Japanese Mustard Spinach

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Japanese Mustard Spinach

Culinary

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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