Mibuna has spear-shaped, tender leaves that grow in a tight bundle up to a foot tall. Similar to mizuna, but with a stronger, more interesting flavor. A traditional Japanese heirloom that is a favorite with chefs!
45 days. An under-the-radar culinary gem, Mibuna is one of the lesser known of the dento yasai, or traditional heirlooms of Japan. This buttery tender and mild green makes delectable salads or is good lightly stir fried. It’s also amazing pickled. This early-to-mature and cold-tolerant green is a perfect addition to the market gardener’s repertoire. No garden should be without this world-class salad favorite!
- 4-8 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 5-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 8-10"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
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Growing Tips: Tolerant of heat and frost but best planted in cool spring or fall conditions. Sow in place. Prefers rich soil; harvest individual leaves or cut entire plant.