Brassica narinosa

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    Brassica narinosa @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Brassica narinosa
Formal Name
Brassica rapa var. narinosa
Alias
Tatsoi
Habitat
China
Morph
hardy annual plant and green leafy vegetable

Comment

What is Brassica narinosa

Tarasai (scientific name: Brassica rapa var. Narinosa) is native to China and is a cold-resistant annual vegetables of Brassicaceae Brassica. In winter, leaves are edible as green-yellow vegetables. The leaves are dark green and rounded spatula type, and the outer leaves overlap each other as they crawl over the ground without forming a ball. Cultivation period is short and harvest year round. As leaves are thick and soft, they do not disintegrate or boil, so there is no habit of taste, so soup and fried foods etc are made into Chinese food materials. As a nutritional ingredient, it contains carotene, vitamin C, iron content abundantly. In the spring, an aggregated flower of yellow florets will bloom.

Common name: Tasai (vegetables), Scientific name: Brassica rapa var. Narinosa, aka: Tatsoi, tarzai, tar Sai, Kisaragina , Hisagona, Place of Origin: China Distribution: Tropical to warm zone of the world, Living type: cold weather vegetables, grass length: 15 to 20 cm, leaf color: deep green, leaf shape : Leaf shape: round spatula type, Flower color: yellow, flower size: 1.5 cm, flowering season: March, uses: vegetables, edible part: leaves, harvest period: January to February (almost all the year round).

Detailed information

Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
Brassica
Species
B. rapa var. narinosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Spatulate/Spathulate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
Mar
Height
15 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter
1.5 ~ 1.5

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