Salad "Frizzy Joe" is an easily cultivated, productive variety of the Japanese salad (Brassica rapa var. Japonica), also known as mizuna or japanese mustard. This fascinating, tasty seasoning plant does not develop heads, nor leaf rosettes, but grows in feathery tufts. Its narrow, stiff leaves have dentate, bright green blades. Their taste is considered slightly savoury, yet not hot, as it resembles mustard. They leaves are a perfect addition to cured meat, cheese, sandwiches and salads. You should also complement lettuce selections or Baby Leaf greens with it to add them more distinct taste. "Frizzy Joe" salad leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, that improves digestion processes.
Japanese salad should be grown in a plastic foil tunnel (already in early spring), in the open field or in a large box. This plant needs an aerated, yet not too dry soil rich in humus. High resistance to frost belongs to its advantages, what makes sowing to the ground in early spring possible. Depending on the chosen sow date the valuable leaves may be harvested from March to August.
Each package contains 0.5 g of "Frizzy Joe" japanese salad seeds. The package information contains a growing guide and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: March - August
- Growth form: feathery tufts
- Foliage: narrow, dentate, bright green
- Site: aerated, not too dry soil rich in humus