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Asian Greens, Senposai Hybrid

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Fast growing, mildly sweet green ready in just 30 days!

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This fast growing, mildly sweet green can be picked and enjoyed 30 days from sowing. Senposai is cross between cabbage and komatsuna. It 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, Senposai Hybrid is heat tolerant, dependable for growing and picking all year. Hardy, compact rosettes up to 12" high, spreading 18" wide.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

30 days

Leaf Texture The typical height of this product at maturity.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

18 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-16
    First Date: Aug-20 - Last Date: Sep-17

How to Sow

  • For optimum flavor, grow in cool weather.
  • Sow in rich soil early in spring when the ground can be worked.
  • Sow in rows 6-8 inches apart. Seeds can be broadcast thinly along rows or wide bands.  Sow ¼ inch deep. Firm lightly and keep soil evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
  • For continuous crops, resow every other week until the weather gets too warm.
  • In hot weather, provide shade to slow bolting.
  • For a mature harvest, thin to stand to 6 inches apart when 1-2 inches high. If growing as a baby leaf, do not thin.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Quick and easy to harvest.
  • Most can be cut in 30-55 days. Radicchios take up to 90 days to harvest.
  • Harvest baby leaves when 4-6 inches long.
  • Fresh salad greens can be cut at your own leisure, shortly before preparing salads.
  • Great for salads! Pick and choose leaves to combine colors, crispness and flavors from different varieties.
  • Cut when leaves are crisp, in the cool morning. Avoid harvest during times of intense heat.
  • Refrigerate the harvest to preserve until used.
Days To Maturity
30 days
Leaf Texture
Full Sun
18 inches
12 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
18 inches
Life Cycle
Asian Greens, Senposai Hybrid is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of our favorite veggies. I grow them indoors. I planted these seeds about 5-6 months ago in a 15" x 18" tub, and have been growing them indoors under LED lighting. They germinated quickly and just keep growing. We use the smaller leaves in salads and the large leaves are cooked for dinner veggies. We have used them in quite a few salads, and I have harvested them for dinner veggies for 3 at least 4 times so far. Every time I harvest them, they are back with a vengeance within a couple of weeks. The mature leaves are as large as large collard green leaves, but are more tender and require less cooking time. This has become one of our favorite veggies.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Asian Greens Super vegetable to grow in your garden! Instead of eating it raw, my wife cooks it and adds seasonings and it it delicious!! It grows well down in the south all year long.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great germination, quick growth. I sowed these 2/28 in a large pot and started harvesting 4/08. They are growing like gangbusters with no care. They were great in an omelet -- I'll be trying them in many other things!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast growing, prolific The Zen Hybrid Oriental Greens are fast growing, incredibly prolific and grow through the winter in north Georgia. We have been using them in salads, soups and cooked like spinach. One interesting note: I do not use pesticides and bugs like the Zen greens so much, they almost completely ignored my beans during the summer. The Zen leaves were eaten to the ribs, but came back strong in the fall.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fast grower. I love the leaves of these plants, they resemble boychoy except lacking the thick white stalk, is very tender and similar tasting. It's a good alternative to spinach. The leaves can become almost as wide as a volley ball, but slightly oval. It is ideal for using as taco wrapper. I mainly grow these hydroponically and they outgrow the swiss chard and lettuce in the same solution. The soil needs to be warm for best germination.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful greens! I tried these greens twice this season-spring and fall. Since I just started a new garden,the spring crop was not as good as my fall crop, but I'm still getting large harvests of healthy, tall, delicious greens that taste between spinach and collards. I highly recommend this variety. I will grow again next spring and write an update. Try this,you won't be disappointed .
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to grow, versatile greens These greens were so easy to grow from seed and quickly spouted up after a week of planting. My leaves never got as big as the advertised size (but then again, my vegetables never do!) but they were plentiful and delicious. One bag of seeds produced lots and lots of greens, over and over again. The leaves were very similar to baby spinach, varying in size from baby spinach to slightly larger leaves 5 or 6 inches long. They weren't tough, and could be eaten raw or cooked. It tasted delicious sautéed with green onions and cooked in an omelet. I will definitely reorder, and if you enjoy eating spinach I highly recommend this as an option.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty Greens I love Zen Hybrid! It is easy to, fast to harvest & yummy.
Date published: 2014-09-17
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