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Tat Soi Brassica rapa var. rosularis

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BRAS-ih-ka RAY-puh ross-YOO-lair-iss
Description

Tat Soi is a cool weather plant in the mustard family that is grown as a food crop. There are both upright and prostrate varieties with the leaves generally being very dark and shiny and either smooth or crinkly. The flavor is similar to Bok Choi and the plant can be harvested at various stages of growth from young leaves to a mature rosette.

This plant can be grown for a spring or fall crop. Plant in fertile moist, well-drained soil in full sun by direct seeding or transplants. The prostrate varieties can withstand temperatures below zero and can be harvested during the winter. It is also attractive enough to be grown in the front border of a flower bed.

 

Potential problems, insects and diseases: Slugs, snails, cutworms, and flea beetles can be a problem.

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Tags:
#vegetable garden#vegetable#edible leaves#cool season vegetable#problem for horses
 
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Tags:
#vegetable garden#vegetable#edible leaves#cool season vegetable#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Brassica
    Species:
    rapa
    Family:
    Brassicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mediterranean, Iran, Africa
    Edibility:
    Edible leaves raw or cooked
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Vegetable
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small yellow 4-petaled flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Black
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Very dark green shiny leaves arranged in a dense rosette are either smooth or crinkled.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Problems:
    Problem for Horses