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A very attractive plant with large round purple leaves with a spicy pungent flavour. Young leaves are green intensifying to purple as they mature. Purple Osaka is mild mustard spinach that can be used in salads or stir-fry. The flowers and flower stems are also edible and make a make a great vegetable.
Baby leaves can be harvest after 20 days, mature leaves 40 days.
Tropical: Autumn & Winter.
Temperate: Autunm or Spring.
Cool climate: Autunm or Spring.
Sow: 5mm deep
Best sown direct in growing postion. Cover lightly and keep moist.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 30cm
Germination: 5-7 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks
Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water.
Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.
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