Komatsuna

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    Komatsuna @ Kiba Park
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    Komatsuna @ Kiba Park
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    Komatsuna @ Akatsuka Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Komatsuna
Formal Name
Brassica rapa var. perviridis
Alias
Japanese Mustard Spinach, Komatsuna, Turnip leaf
Habitat
Komatsukawa in Tokyo
Morph
annual vegetables

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What is Komatsuna

Komatsuna or Japanese mustard spinach, scientific name: Brassica rapa var. perviridis, is annual vegetables in the Brassicaceae family, native to the Komatsukawa in Tokyo. It produces small, yellow, four-petaled flowers in spring on a common inflorescence extending from the flower stalk. It is a non-tuberculous, leafy vegetable whose petiole and leaves are edible. It is a winter vegetable whose season is winter. The name of the flower comes from the name of the place where it was bred, Komatsukawa. It is similar to spinach, but it has less harshness than spinach and has a milder taste.
In cooking, it is used in soaking, miso soup and stir-fry. Nutritional content contains vitamin A, calcium and iron.

Common name: komatsuna, Latin name: Brassica rapa var. perviridis, Also known as: Japanese Mustard Spinach, Place of origin: Tokyo, Japan, Komatsugawa, breeders, improved breeds, Type of life: annual vegetables, Using part: the phloem, the stalk, Growing height: 20-25 cm, leaf shape: inverted, inverted ovoid, Leaf margin: full margin, Leaf inflorescence; alternate, Flower inflorescence form: Raceme, , flowering time: April, flower color: yellow, Flower diameter: 1.5-2.5 cm, corolla: 4-petaled, Planting season: March-November; harvest season: April-January of the following year; Leaf color: green, Season: winter (grown all year round), Varieties: Yujiro, Rakuten, etc.

Detailed information

Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
Brassica
Species
B. rapa var. perviridis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Obovate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
Apr
Height
20 ~ 25 [cm]
Diameter
1.5 ~ 2.5

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