Komatsuna

Brassica rapa var. perviridis

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  • Flower name
    Komatsuna
  • Scientific name
    Brassica rapa var. perviridis
  • AliasJapanese Mustard Spinach, Komatsuna, Turnip leaf, 小松菜
  • Place of originKomatsukawa in Tokyo
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonApril

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.


  • Eye
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicaceae
  • Genus
    Brassica
  • Species
    B. rapa var. perviridis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeannual vegetables
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 2.5 cm

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