Lady Murasaki

Lady Murasaki Asian Green

(45 days) Open-pollinated. Brassica rapa Lady Murasaki, the courtly author of The Tale of Genji, considered one of the world’s first and finest novels, is an apt namesake for this elegant komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach). Murasaki means ‘purple’ in Japanese—and this variety is so very purple that it lured me through a field of about three dozen other kinds of greens to get a closer look. The slow-growing 8–10" deep purple rounded leaves stand as beautifully as a lady-in-waiting, without bolting, and are mild and delectable all the way through the season.


3216 Lady Murasaki
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A: 1/16oz for $2.10  
B: 1/8oz for $3.60  
C: 1/2oz for $9.00  
D: 1oz for $13.00  
E: 4oz for $44.00  
K: 1lb for $140.00   ($133.00)
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Additional Information

Asian Greens

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BSR: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • DM: Downy Mildew

Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, Pyganic, Mycotrol.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of Brassica greens into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.