Mizuna, also known as water greens, kyona, Japanese mustard green, or spider mustard, is a leafy green vegetable than originates from Japan. Mizuna greens have a mild peppery, spicy taste similar to that of arugula, and are often added to pre-packed salads.
Mizuna is one of the milder flavored mustard greens that does not overpower the senses, and the microgreens can be enjoyed in stir-fries, soups, and hot pots.
Mizuna seedlings grow quickly and easily. If grown past the microgreens stage into baby greens, the leaves become dark green, with serrated edges. Although mizuna traditionally grows in cooler conditions, we have grown them into baby leaves for salad successfully in Singapore. Sow densely for microgreens, and sparsely for baby greens.
- Scientific Name: Brassica rapa (Japonica)
- Seed count: 450 seeds / gram approximate
Seeding density: 5 grams / plastic takeaway container (7 x 4.5 inches )
- Pre-soaking: Not required
- Growth Medium: Organic soil or cocopeat
- Germination: 2-3 days
- Blackout Period: 2-4 days
- Harvest in: 8 - 12 days
- Seed Origin: USA
General guide to growing microgreens
**Disclaimer: Soil, climate and cultivation methods may all affect the growth of crops. Identical results are not guaranteed nor implied for all growing conditions. If you experience problems with crop growth, we will be happy to guide you, but we will not be held responsible for crop failure except in situations where the seeds are defected.**