Mitsuba Herb Seed

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Mitsuba Herb Seed

Flavorful herb that thrives in the shade! The entire plant is edible. Grow as an annual in cold climates or perennial in warm.

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(Cryptotaenia japonica)

All parts of this plant are edible; leaves, stems, seeds, and roots! Fresh leaves and stalks can be added to a mixed green salad, parboiled and served as a vegetable, or stir-fried alone or with other vegetables or meat. Add it to soups, custards, rice, and pickled foods. Eat Mitsuba raw or cook it only lightly, or add it to cooked dishes just before serving. Japanese chefs often use the leaves as an elegant garnish.


Other Names:Japanese parsley
Foliage:looks like Italian parsley on steroids!
Lifecycle:3    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:germinates best in warm soil
Sun:shade or part sun
Water:maintain adequate moisture levels for maximum production
Pests and Diseases:no serious pests

Grower Jim's Plants and Produce has been farming the same land for 27 years. I use NO chemicals, either natural or man-made, and no products are GMOs. I grow many lesser-known crops that are not widely available from other sources. Browse my store for additional items. Try something new in your garden this year!

If your area is experiencing freezing temps, we recommend waiting until warmer weather to order live plants or cuttings.