Japanese mustard spinach
Brassica rapa var. komatsuna
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Japanese mustard spinach is part of the Brassica (Mustard) genus and its scientific name is Brassica rapa var. komatsuna. A type of edible vegetable, it mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally grows with a mound-forming habit. This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in late spring.
Japan is believed to be where Japanese mustard spinach originates from.
Japanese mustard spinach is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Japanese mustard spinach have been kindly provided by our members.
See our list of companion Plants for Japanese mustard spinach to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Japanese mustard spinach plants:
Alternaria mildew may become a problem. It helps to practice crop rotation, plant certified or treated seeds, use an antifungal spray such as baking soda, and keep garden clear of host weeds such as wild legumes – yellow clover, etc.
Cabbage moth aka cabbage butterfly is a significant pest of this plant. Covering the plant in fine netting works great, and using strongly scented companion plants such as cinnamon basil or rosemary in very close proximity to the komatsuna works to some extent… Not as well as netting, though.
Brassica rapa var. pervirdis,Brassica campestris (rapifera group)
Misspellings: komsuna, komtsuna, komasuna
Japanese mustard spinach care instructions
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Popular varieties of Japanese mustard spinach
- Hybrid Senposai
- Green boy
- Torasan F1
- Japanese ho hei' f1
- Komatsuna tokisan
- Comred f1
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