May 14, 2013

ASIAN GREENS

ASHITABA

 

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Product Details:

  • “Tomorrow’s Leaf” Very popular in Asia for its medicinal properties.
  • Entire plant is used.
  • Best grown in part shade to full sun, with rich organic soil and good drainage.
  • Fertilize with manure.
  • Usually not harvested in the first year; grow for bigger size and harvest second year.
  • Space ~30 cm between plants.

MITSUBA

 

Mitsuba

Product Details:

  • Japanese green.
  • Very aromatic.
  • Tender stems topped with fragrant leaves.
  • Easy to grow.
  • Good for soup and tossed salad.

MIZUNA

 

Mizuna

Product Details:

  • Tall plant with light green, heavily serrated leaves.
  • Very tender, fresh tasting vegetable often used in Japanese hot pot stew.

OKRA

 

okra

Product Details:

  • Dark green, pentagonal pods, ~8 cm long (3 inches).
  • Extra early maturity.
  • Compact plant, very vigorous.
  • Medium small sized leaves.
  • Tender, high quality pods with excellent taste.