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Japanese Mustard Spinach

Brassica rapa

Also known as

Komatsuna, Field Mustard

Full Sun
Light watering

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Japanese Mustard Spinach
A photo of Japanese Mustard Spinach
A photo of Japanese Mustard Spinach
A photo of 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.

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attracts useful insects