Brassica cernua

Brassica juncea var. cernua

  • Brassica cernua
  • Brassica cernua
  • Brassica cernua
  • Brassica cernua
  • Flower name
    Brassica cernua
  • Scientific name
    Brassica juncea var. cernua
  • Aliasからし菜, Brassica juncea, 辛子菜, 芥子菜, Mustards
  • Place of originCentral Asia
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Brassica cernua

Brassica cernua or karashina (scientific name: Brassica juncea var. cernua) is an annual to overwintering vegetable of the Brassicaceae family native to Central Asia. It is a cruciferous variant with deeply incised leaves. In spring, it produces yellow, four-petaled flowers with a common inflorescence.
The leaves are green or purple in color and, along with the stems, are edible and have a tangy taste. Uses include fresh salads, pickling, soaking, sautéing, frying, and miso soup. There are many varieties, including the green leafed "Rias mustard greens" and the purple-red "red mustard greens". The seeds, which form after flowering, are small and yellowish-brown in color and can be used to make hot peppers.

Common name: Brassica cernua, scientific name: Brassica juncea var. cernua, vegetable height: 100-150 cm, leaf color: green, purple, Flower color: Yellow, inflorescence form: racemose inflorescence.


  • Order
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicacease
  • Genus
    Brassica
  • Species
    B. juncea var. cernua
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeannual to overwintering vegetable
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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