A very nice, slightly curled mustard with light green, ruffled leaves. Although this HEIRLOOM variety can be grown to full size for cooking, the baby leaves are spectacular raw, and work particularly well in salad mixes for the market. Tokyo Bekana mustard seeds are sometimes listed as “small Chinese cabbage,” but it’s closer to lettuce in texture, with a surprisingly sweet flavour that is neither hot (like some other mustards) or bitter (like some lettuces). At full size, its delicate leaves develop succulent white petioles, making it good for bunching. As if all that weren’t enough, it does not bolt in summer, and is hardy enough to grow all winter if you provide some cover.
Matures in 40 days (Open pollinated)