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Oriental Greens, Zen Hybrid
Fast growing, mildly sweet green ready in just 30 days!
This new fast growing, mildly sweet green can be picked and enjoyed 30 days from sowing. Zen resembles collard greens, but the leaves are larger and more tender, much like lettuce, but with a rich savory taste. An excellent source of vitamin A and C, too. Resistant to flowering in the heat of summer and early to harvest, Zen is dependable for picking all year. Hardy, compact rosettes up to 12" high, spreading 18" wide.
For hardy, cool weather Asian greens, sow seed as soon as the ground can be worked in
spring. Broadcast seed on the surface of prepared beds and rake in before watering or sow
thinly 1/4" deep in rows 6-8" apart. For tender, hot weather greens, sow after danger of
How to Grow
Thin plants to 4-6" apart in the row if growing whole plants. Plant weekly. Six feet per
week is plenty for most families.
Harvesting Asian Greens
For baby greens, harvest by cutting off an inch above the crown when leaves are 4-6" tall,
and allowing the tip to re-grow. Mizuna leaves can be cut at any stage after 3 weeks, but older
leaves are not succulent. Flower stalks can be eaten.