Japanese Pink Mizuna
A delicious and ornamental mizuna from Japan. A perfectly pleasing combination of dense nutrition, rich flavor and eye appeal. The stems of this variety are a lavender-pink hue, which indicates high levels of the antioxidant, anthocyanin. The delicious leaves will often take on a pink color as well when grown in favorable conditions! Mizuna is one of the healthiest vegetables that you can grow, exceptionally high in vitamins C as well as folate and the powerful antioxidant, glucosinolate. This feathery light green is suitable for raw eating in complex and flavorful salads or try steaming or stir frying. An upscale Japanese leafy green, essential for high-end, gourmet culinary experimentation, or anyone looking to introduce a scrumptious new super food into their repertoire.
Mizuna, 605 Summer
A taste of Kyoto’s culinary heritage, this heat-tolerant Mizuna variety was originally bred to withstand the heat and intense humidity of Japan’s interior. Summer Mizuna is incredibly bolt resistant, even in the face of punishing heat and moisture. Mizuna is suitable for several harvests and can be eaten at all stages. This variety is traditionally sown for high summer harvest, when the juicy, watery stems make the most refreshing mid-day snack.
Mizuna, Beni Houshi
Our favorite “Green” vegetable! Beni Houshi Mizuna is a new, vibrant twist on an ancient crop, and the bright purple stems set it apart from any other mizuna. The succulent stems are rich in anthocyanin, the same powerful purple antioxidant present in blueberries. This recently developed open-pollinated variety has been making a splash on the high-end culinary scene in Japan. The greens are excellent raw in salads; the purple stems and dark greens make a lovely contrast, and the delicate flavor is unparalleled. Mizuna is well adapted to both heat and cold extremes and is suitable for several harvests, in fact becoming more tasty and cool-adapted with each successive cutting.
A traditional variety from the mountainous Kyoto region of Japan. This variety boasts superb cold tolerance, especially during the germination stage, making Early Mizuna well adapted to an early spring sowing. This variety will remain tender, even after several harvests and will not readily go to seed. Harvest as micro, baby or mature greens, and cut-and-come-again up to five times for a super high-quality green. It has long stems that are tender, juicy and dark, as well as nutritious greens.