Brassica rapa ssp. narinosa
Also known as
Chinese Flat Cabbage, Rosette Pakchoi, Broadbeaked Mustard, Spoon Mustard, Spinach Mustard, Tat Choy, Chinese Savoy
4 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
This Asian variety of brassica has dark green spoon shaped leaves that form a thick rosette. It's leaves have a subtle flavour but a soft creamy texture. Hardy to -10C they are a useful crop for autumn sowing and can be harvested from under the snow.
Common problems with Tatsoi
Brassicas can also be susceptible to viruses and grazing by mammals, like deer and rabbits.
How to harvest Tatsoi
They can be harvested in 45 to 50 days. Either take single leaves or pull whole plants.
How to propagate Tatsoi
Special features of Tatsoi
Other uses of Tatsoi
With high levels of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium & folic acid they are a useful addition to salads.
Edible to Sow Under Cover in May
Successional sow small batches on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator, ready to plant out later in the month.
Edibles to Plant Out in July
Young plants started off indoors can now be planted out.