- Flower nameBrassica campestris "Akana"
- Scientific nameBrassica campestris "akana"
- Alias緋の菜, 日野菜, Hinona, あか菜
- Place of originHino Town (Shiga Prefecture, Japan)
- Place of floweringField
- Flowering season
What is Brassica campestris "Akana"
Brassica campestris "Akana" or Hinona (scientific name: Brassica campestris var. Akana) is native to Japan and is overwintering grass and root vegetables of the Brassicaceae family. turnip is a traditional vegetable in Hino Town, Shiga prefecture is a kind of (kabu). The part where the roots come out from the ground is pink and the part buried in the earth is white. The stem is pink and the leaves are big green. There are saw teeth on the leaf edge. I will make an elongated root as a pickle material. Cultivation can be done almost all the year round. The color is beautiful and the taste has its own pungent taste. Since it is an elongated vegetable, when you make pickles, the roots are broken into several pieces and connected by leaves.
Common name: Brassica campestris "Akana" or Hinona, scientific name: Brassica campestris var. Akana, aka: scarlet vegetables, Place of origin: Hino Town (Shiga Prefecture), stem color: deep red purple, leaf shape: oval shape, leaf color: green, leaf edge: saw tooth, root length: 25 to 40 cm, root diameter: 2.5 cm, root color: reddish purple (Top, aerial part), white (bottom, underground part), edible part: root and stem and leaves, cultivation period: year round, taste: unique pungent, remarks: a kind of turnip, use: salted, Pickle material such as bran pickles.