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Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable
Seed per packet: Approx 60
Chirimen Hakarashi is a typical Japanese leafy vegetable that is extremely popular and exceptionally tasty curl leaved mustard with round stalks and curly crisp leaves that are frayed at the edges. The leaves become spicier and hotter as the plant matures.
Young leaves, stalks and flower shoots are used in salad and stir-fry. It is also very popular for salt pickling this vegetable in Japan.
Chirimen Hakarashi is a fast growing vegetable and is ready for harvest 35 days after sowing.
Prefers a well composted, well-draining soil in an open sunny position, frost resistant but drought tender.
Tropical: Autumn to Winter
Temperate: Autumn to Spring
Cold: Autumn to Spring
Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct and cover lightly.
Germination: 5-7 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 5-6 weeks
Suitable for pots.
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants. Pick leaves continuously to promote new growth