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Mitsuba – Japanese parsley pack of 50 seeds

£2.49


Mitsuba – Japanese parsely (Cryptotaenia japonica) shade loving hardy herbaceous perennial, a Japanese wild parsley with hints of chervil and celery. Sow between early spring and summer, surface sow with a light covering of compost and grow on in a warm but shaded place. Plants can be transplanted to 20-30cm apart.

 

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Description

Mitsuba – Japanese parsely (Cryptotaenia japonica) is an underutilized hardy herbaceous shade loving perennial which will gently self sow. Its name Mitsuba means ‘three leaves’ in Japanese and it is also known as Japanese wild parsley. It does have a parsley like taste but with hints of celery and chervil and a very fresh green flavour. It is best used fresh and uncooked or added to hot dishes as a garnish at the last stage of cooking. It is best grown in a shady area (as its natural habitat is damp temperate woodlands) as leaves will become bitter if grown in full sun, it can also be grown in a container and will reach about 30-60cm tall. It has very pretty white flowers, but the leaves are the most commonly eaten part, although the roots are edible and the seeds can be used for seasoning in the same way you might use celery seed. Definitely one to introduce to your perennial vegetable garden and let it do its thing. Plants die back in autumn and re-emerge in early spring.

“Thanks for everything, the info sheet was great. I planted the cuttings the day they arrived and have just multi sown the 9 star in seed trays. All very exciting, we’re now planning our perennial area.”

“You are right, perennial kale is fantastic! Thanks so much for the cuttings. I am a convert to having a corner of perpetual kale in the patch!”

“As the evening sun back lit the plants at Incredible Vegetables, I felt I was standing in one of the most important gardens of our time. Wildflowers working alongside an abundance of edimentals and perennial vegetables. A ‘food glade’ to rival the aesthetic of our greatest plant designers.”

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“Mandy, thank you. I am delighted with this plant – it is so strong and healthy and exceptionally well packaged – all done with loving care obviously. I shall look forward to having more plants from you.”

“Plants all arrived lovely and are growing well. I just wanted to say i was very impressed with the quality of the cuttings.. and its been a pleasure dealing with you. And I look forward to any purchases in the future.”

“The kale cuttings you sent survived the winter and are thriving. Thank you Mandy Barber you are the super hero of edibles, loving your work!!”

“I bought some Skirret seed’s off you last year. Well they grew and yesterday some got cooked and this message is just to say, they were delicious. Looking forward to a lot more next year. Thank you.”

“The Taunton Dean cuttings arrived a short while ago and never have I seen healthier looking cuttings! They are now firmly ensconced in some nice compost and are having a good drink. I even loved the packaging, which will be composted.”

“Hi I just wanted to let you know that I sowed half of my Caucasian spinach seeds and every single one grew, absolutely amazed, thanks for the seeds and keep up the good work.”

“Just to let you know that the lovely healthy looking plants arrived. Your plants are simply outstanding, every single tuber and plant are growing amazingly.”

“The plants arrived safely, I did not expect such magnificent specimens! I didn’t think I would be successful at stratification etc but I now have a whole bunch of Hablitzia seedlings sprouting after following your excellent advice.”

“Just to say, the Daubentons Kale is in the ground and looking well – thanks to the lovely damp compost encasing its roots…you do a good job at your end, I can tell by the way you package. Will be back for more of your wonderful perennials.”

“Thank you so much for all the vegetables, they really are incredible. I’m sure I’ve never before seen a healthier rootball than the one that arrived with our happy looking daubentons kale, and seeds and tubers are thriving thanks to all the useful information provided.”

“Thank you so much for sending such wonderful, healthy and very large plants. They are beautiful !! You packaged them so well and they arrived so quickly – I couldn’t get to the post office till the following day but they were absolutely fine. They’re now potted up and sitting in my ‘cold’ greenhouse while they adjust.”

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