Green in snow

oriental veg - Green in snow

Deep green foliage that can be used in salads and stir-fry. The edible flowers can be used in drinks and garnish. Adds excellent colour to the winter garden.

Annual. H:1m W:80cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Mizuna

Oriental veg - Mizuna

Light green very deeply dentated leaves. Used in salads, soups and stews.

Annual. H:80cm W:50cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Pak Choi

Oriental veg - Pak choi

White stems with flat deep green glossy leaves. Ideal for winter cuisine.

Annual. H:20cm W:15cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Red Frills

Oriental veg - Red frills

Large textured, frileed, red leaves with a distinct, fairly hot mustard flavor. Great for warm winter cuisine. The flowers are edible and can be used in salads or as garnish.

Annual. H:60cm W:40cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


Red Giant

Oriental veg - Red Giant

Large textured reddish green leaves with a distinct, fairly hot mustard flavor. Great for warm winter cuisine. The flowers are edible and can be used in salads or as garnish.

Annual. H:60cm W:40cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


Tatsoi

Oriental veg - Tatsoi

Decorative plant with deep green ovate leaves. Makes a great addition to winter salads. A gross feeder, so water and fertilize well. Available from autumn.

Annual. H:20cm W:20cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 


 

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In the garden:

Growth Characteristics:
• Annuals, Fros±80 cm.

Green-in-Snow or Chinese Mustard ( Brassica juncea )
• This hardy plant will survive even in the snow. The slightly peppery tasting spinach is also great for winter soups and stews and can be added as a healthy salad plant that gives a bit of a peppery bite to the salad. The yellow flowers  are delicious in stir-fries.
Height:  ±50 cm; Spread: ±40 cm.

Red Giant or Japanese Mustard Lettuce ( Brassica rapus-var. )
• This bold and decorative leafed plant with its big copper/bronze coloured leaves is a must.
• The coloured leaves have a peppery bite that adds great novelty to a salad, stir-fry and other
dishes. In the winter months it is a good health boosting plant!
• Height:  ±50 cm; Spread: ±40 cm.

Tatsoi( Brassica var. )
• Forms a rosette of dark green, glossy leaves which are rich in iron. Tatsoi makes a great winter soup with all the right nutrients. If left to go to seed, then it will produce attractive yellow flowers.
• Height: ±20 cm; Spread: ±20 cm.

Pak-Choi( Brassica oleracea )
• A rosette forming plant, with dark glossy, spoon-shaped leaves with whitish stems. It ia also a hardy winter plant that can be cooked like spinach whilst the stems may be steamed
like asparagus. The leaves are rich in beta-carotene and Vitamins B and C to help ward off winter colds and flu.
• Height: ±30 cm; Spread: ±20 cm.

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil,
• Grow from early Autumn (March) to late Spring (October).

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers when necessary,
• New leaves will continue to develop for regular picking.

Companion Planting:
• Attracting Beneficial insects: A wonderful source of necter for Bees during the winter months.

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Culinary use:

Use Oriental vegetables leaves with:
• Soups, Stews, Stir-fries, Salads, Sandwiches.
• Use with other vetables, Cabbage, meat, poultry and fish.
• Cream cheese, Salad dressings, Marinade, Omelettes.
• Steamed and served with lemon juice, a dab of butter and a little sprinkle of salt and pepper.
• The flowers are also edible and their bright yellow buds look lovely in salads.

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Health benefits:

Oriental Vegatables may be beneficial in the following cases:

General
• Ideal to supply Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Vitamins A, C, D, E and B.

Preparation and dosage:
• Use as a vegetable in the diet.