Brassica narinosa

Brassica rapa var. narinosa

  • Brassica narinosa
  • Brassica narinosa
  • Flower name
    Brassica narinosa
  • Scientific name
    Brassica rapa var. narinosa
  • Aliasタアツァイ, ターサイ, Tatsoi, 塌菜
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonMarch

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).


  • Order
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicaceae
  • Genus
    Brassica
  • Species
    B. rapa var. narinosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Spatula-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typehardy annual plant and green leafy vegetable
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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