Red Streaks Mizuna
Brassica rapa var. nipposinica 'Red Streaks'
Red Streaks Mizuna flowers
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Height: 7 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Producing burgundy serrated leaves, Lime Streaks is great for vegetable gardens and containers; cool weather performer; young leaves can be harvested for a peppery addition to salads, while mature leaves are better suited for soups and stews
Red Streaks Mizuna is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The serrated narrow burgundy leaves are usually harvested from late spring to late summer. The leaves have a zesty taste.
The leaves are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Red Streaks Mizuna will grow to be about 7 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop. Because of its relatively short time to maturity, it lends itself to a series of successive plantings each staggered by a week or two; this will prolong the effective harvest period.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Red Streaks Mizuna is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.