Mizspoona Salad Select (Organic)
Brassica rapa. 20 days baby, 40 days full.
Mizuna and Tatsoi are some of our favorite mustard family salad greens. Combine the two and you get Mizspoona and the awesomeness increases exponentially! Very mild mustard flavor is delicious when eaten raw in salads and is also quite tasty cooked. Mizspoona Salad Select inherits the vigorous growth and cold hardiness of both its parents. Slight variation in leaf and stem shape to keep you from getting bored but not so much that your taste buds get confused. This mostly uniform genepool resembles a dark green monster Mizuna more than Tatsoi. Mizspoona Salad Select is brought to you by none other than Frank Morton.
Seed produced by Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.
Sow in pots indoors February through May or August through September. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown in early spring or late summer. Hot weather may cause premature bolting and/ or extra spicy flavor. Succession sow to extend harvest. Flowers are edible.
Collect seeds from overwintered or early spring sown plants, selecting for slowest bolting. Cut seed heads when pods are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassicas of the same species by ½ mile.