Certified Organic Seed
Mild, fast-growing Asian green.
Over the centuries, East Asian gardeners have selected dozens of varieties of unique and highly useful brassicas. From bulging Chinese cabbages to bulbous Bok Choys to frilly Mizunas, it’s hard to believe that all these diverse habits and colors are part of the same species. Tatsoi is one of our favorites. The lovely low-growing rosettes of deep green leaves proclaim this plant’s nutrient density. Raw or cooked, its delicate flavor and tender texture belie an inner resilience: it heartily survives the cold, thriving into late fall and winter.
On top of all that, Tatsoi grows quickly: it can be harvested young within 3-4 weeks of planting, and fully-grown plants take under 2 months. It lasts well into the colder months and can be grown successfully all winter with protection. Once you've discovered its charms, your garden will never be without it.
|4-pack of seedlings||$4.99||Sold out for 2022|
Sow indoors beginning 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow beginning 3-4 weeks before last frost. Can be sown straight through until September, though spring sowings can bolt early and be taken by flea beetles; consider using row cover. Sow more densely than indicated for baby clippings. Harvest whole head—not an ideal cut-and-come-again green. Superb in fall and winter.
|Days to Germination||5-15 days|
|Days to Maturity||50 days|
|Spacing in Row||6"|
|Spacing Between Rows||18"|
|Height at Maturity||8-12"|
|Width at Maturity||8-16"|
|Sun Preference||Full to Little Sun|
Art by Allyson Levy. Allyson's eleven-acre botanic home garden serves as inspiration, and materials, for her encaustic works. This piece encases Tatsoi leaves, flowers, and seeds between layers of wax.