Organic Asian Spinach | Tatsoi
21 days to baby leaf harvest | 45 to full leaf harvest | Brassica rapa var narinosa
HEIRLOOM If you love spinach and have ever struggled to grow it, Asian spinach just might change your life as it did ours. Asian spinach is so similar to spinach in both mild mineral flavor and buttery-crisp texture and Friends, she is SO much easier to grow. Her green spoon-shaped leaves and succulent stems we use exactly the same, fresh and cooked, as we do classic spinach. Enjoy our Asian spinach video below!
So here’s the thing: Asian spinach thrives in all seasons, germinating quickly in April and August alike. Classic spinach only thrives in the cool, moist spring and fall, refusing to germinate and then instantly bolting in the summer heat. For us here in the Finger Lakes, Zone 5, if you’re tempted to sow classic spinach after Memorial Day, you are best served just waiting to sow ’til early September. Similar to classic spinach, Asian spinach is exceptionally cold-tolerant and often overwinters under cold frames and row cover. As I write in late January, we’re about to share some fresh-picked from the field for supper. Hope you will one day, too!
Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
& the whole Fruition Crew