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Botanical names:
Brassica rapa subsp. narinosa Accepted
Brassica rapa var. rosularis Synonym

Also sold as:
Yokatta Na

Heredity: Hybrid

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Self

Smooth, dark green, glossy leaves

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 27, 2016 9:03 PM

I grew this two years ago. It has glossy dark green leaves with green stems, a nice turnip green flavor, and doesn't mind the summer heat. It had holes eaten in it by bugs, so this year I planted Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata) and Narrowleaf Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium) nearby to attract wasps, to hopefully eat the bugs if they attack this year's crop.

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Posted by parispro on Apr 3, 2021 10:26 PM

Yokatta na is the star and my favorite vegetable in my winter greens unheated hoop house in zone 5a. I plant long rows of it in early Oct and harvest some of its mild, deep green leaves all winter, always leaving most of the plant to continue growing. We use inner row covers of both cloth and plastic at night to keep the beds warmer through the winter, which allows the plants to grow slowly and continuously all winter. In March Yokatta na sends up flowering shoots with sweet edible stalks and small broccoli-raab-type heads providing a delightful harvest for well over a month. Like so many brassicas, this plant tastes best after frosts.

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