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Mitsuba (Japanese Parsley)

  Mitsuba (Japanese Parsley)Scientific Name: Cryptotaenia japonica
Common Name:  Mitsuba
Other Common Names:
Japanese Honewort, Japanese Parsley, Mitsuba
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average soil moist
Zones (See US Zone map): 4-9 or pot plant
Germination: Easy. Sow April in a greenhouse. Germination is usually rapid. Move seedlings into individual pots & plant them out in early summer. Ideal temperture is 77F for germination.  Seed can also be sown in early autumn.
Cultivation Notes:  Succeeds in most soils, preferring a moist shady position under trees where it often self-sows. The leaves will  turn yellow when plants are grown in full sun.  Also, watch out for snails/slugs.  They love this plant.
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50
Uses: Culinary
Notes: Leaves and leaf stalks used in soups, stews, salads and fried foods.

CRYPTOTAENIA JAPONICA (Japanese parsley) Unique flavor of leaves and leafstalks, either fresh or blanched, is pleasing in soups, salads, and fried foods. Prefers moist, partly shady locations. Known to have some medicinal benefits in women as well.

Price: $2.50/pkt

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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.

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