Mitsuba Parsley Japanese

(Lycopersicon esculentum )

A popular crimson red medium tomato with great taste that tolerates low night temperatures, so it is ideal for cooler area. A Russian heirloom that is an early producer. A tough and vigorous producer that needs staking.

An attractive cultivar medium sized, scarlet red fruit that is full of flavour. Tolerant of cool night temperatures and ideal for cool climate gardens

Flavours/Food Partners

A rich flavored tomato that partners well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme. Use with any good salad vegetable, Nasturtium flowers and mixed fresh herbs to make an attractive and tasty salad.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

Like all tomatoes, Red Russian is high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene and also Vitamin C. For a classic rich sauce cook and mix with garlic, marjoram, sweet basil, diced shallots, and fresh pizza thyme. Finely dice, mix finely chopped shallots, fresh pesto basil and extra virgin olive oil and place on lightly toasted Turkish bread then top with an anchovie for a special homemade bruschetta.

Landscaping/Planting

Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Requires a 1.1 to 1.4 m stake.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Remove side shoots and develop two or three main leaders. Harvest when fruit is full color

Herb Attributes

Position Full Sun
Height 1.2m
Width 50cm
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Description

(Cryptotaenia Japonica)

A half hardy perennial with green foliage and an edible root.

Flavours/Food Partners

Chives, celery, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic and chervil. Leaves enhance salads and stir fries. Roots are great steamed or used in stir fries and other Asian dishes.

Health/Cooking/Medicinal

An easy to use herb that enhances other herbs and salads. Add late in the preparation as overcooking will spoil the flavour. Excellent as a garnish to salads, main courses and appetisers. Gives a nice flavour boost to vegetable soups.

Landscaping/Planting

This quick growing herb likes fertile moist soil in part to full sun. Will grow well in any veggie garden and also in small or large pots. Harvest leaves regularly and the root in late spring after a few months of good growth.

Cultivation/Fertiliser

Harvest often and give regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed to keep the plant healthy and producing well.

Herb Attributes

Position PART TO FULL SUN, MODERATE FROST
Height 40CM
Width 20CM