(Brassica rapa var. perviridis ‘Red’)
This is a classic leafy Japanese vegetable that the US often call Japanese Mustard Spinach. It is a fast-growing vegetable with attractive red green foliage and can be grown all year round in temperate and subtropical areas.
This versatile vegetable partners well with simple herbs like parsley, chives, onions but also goes well with Asian type flavours like laksa leaf, coriander, ginger, garlic and chilli.
This is a real multi tasking vegetable that can be used in salads, stir fries and steamed as a side dish. Use in salads with a mixture of sweet herbs like mint, lime verbena and lime juice. Healthy vegetable that is high in iron. Do not over cook.
Plant in sunny position in well drained but moist soil. Also suited to large pots.
Harvest young leaves regularly and remove flower stems as they appear. The more you harvest the better it produces. Fertilise with Seasol and Powerfeed regularly.
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