Hon Tsai Tai

Brassica rapa

Purple stems, dark green leaves.

Green leaves and purple stems give way to tender, plum-hued flower stalks with a refreshing and mild mustardy flavor. Harvest just as buds begin to open by cutting or snapping the stems. Use like raab: sauté the stems, leaves, and florets and flavor lightly. Don't be shy about harvesting early; allowed to over-mature and the stems may become too fibrous. Succession sow for multiple crops. 


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Direct sow outdoors under protection as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow in successions every few weeks for best results. Can be grown as cut-and-come-again as well. Harvest when young to avoid tough stems. Though Hon Tsai Tai does quite well in the summer, fall crops are sweeter and do not have to be harvested as quickly.

Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 40 days
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 4 inches
Spacing Between Rows 10 inches
Height at Maturity 12 inches
Width at Maturity 6 inches
Sun Preference Full to Little Sun

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