Our favorite for eating and good looks. Steamed or stir-fried, even big leaves remain tender and mild. From seed to table in six weeks, Osaka Purple is frost- and heat-tolerant, so it can be grown practically all year. Be sure to tuck some in your flower beds. The purple-veined rosettes are so beautiful they double as speedy ornamentals, filling in bare spots. We select for dark color as well as vigorous growth and mild taste.
Culture: Direct sow any time ground is not frozen. Half to full day sun. Harvest outer leaves as needed.
Latin name: Brassica juncea
Approx. 200 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
Jun 5, 2023
My germination rates on these were a little underwhelming. I planted a row of this and a row of wasabina at the same time side by side and these have been much slower and I've got less sprouts overall. I did start them both a bit late, so the Osaka might just not like the conditions. Still got some, they just may need different tactics. If they taste good I'll try some more.
Sep 13, 2022
Jun 24, 2020
Apr 24, 2020
I haven’t started these seeds yet, but they look very well saved and come in nice packets with information!