A gourmet combination of flavors, colors and sizes
If you enjoy both crispy salads and Asian flavors, you will love this baby salad mix with a full array of colors, shapes and textures. Harvest effortlessly with scissors at just 4 to 6 inches tall for a delicious fresh salad blend that includes Komatsuna, Mizuna, Mustard (mild Green and Red), Rocket, Totsoi and Chinese Cabbage. This mix of tender baby leaves makes a surprisingly mild and balanced salad bowl.Brassicaceae Brassica E. sativa, B. navinosa, B. rapa, B. juncea,
Asian Baby Leaf Gourmet Salad Blend
The best way to grow mixes is in a small space is to grow the plants so closely together that they produce single leaves instead of hearted plants. The individual leaves are then cut as they reach suitable size. Rather than going out and harvesting an individual heads or large leaves, you go out with a basket a few minutes before dining and graze along the mix greens and gathering individual leaves.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 35-45 (Spring/Summer), 40-50 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Hardy and can withstand early frost once plant is established.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool
The ideal spot for Mustards depends on the weather. If it's cool they should be planted on a sunny site. If it's warm then some shade is a good idea.
Mustards are in and out of the ground quickly, so are often used for intercropping between slower growing crops, rather than being given their own area of bed.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Greens germinates and grows quickly (if the soil is at least 45 degrees) so is usually planted outdoors.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool)
Greens need a regular water supply to grow well, so keep the soil evenly moist.
Compost and aged manure are recommended to be dug into the soil. They prefer heavy soil with lots of organic matter to retain moisture and lots of available nutrients.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Asian Greens do very well in containers. Choose a well-draining container that has a minimum depth of 6" and fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost. Asian Greens love full sun, although they don't like extremely hot climates. You may need to provide shade for your container if growing in the warmer months. Make sure to keep your Asian Greens well watered. Keep the soil moist at all times. In hot climates, you may need to water twice a day.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Green, red
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Sweet, spicy, slightly bitter and crunchy.