- Flower nameKomatsuna
- Scientific nameBrassica 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.