We are extremely delighted to offer the Japanese Heirloom Garden. It is our special collection of 7 dento yasai or "traditional vegetables" of Japan's Kansai region. They have been historically used in a vegetarian cooking style of shojin ryori that is practiced by Buddhist priests.
Mibuna Mustard, also known as shiso or deulkkae, is a perennial member of the mint family Lamiaceae similar in size, flavor, and tolerance to peppermint. However, unlike culinary mint, Korean perilla leaves grow much larger and are traditionally used for wraps as well as pickling. While many shiso varieties have adapted to cooler climates, Korean perilla still prefers warm, humid gardens similar to those of the Korean peninsula.
Japanese Nebuka White Bunching Onion, also known as Vita Green Hybrid, is a mild hot pepper traditionally used in the dried Korean chili powder Gochugaru. Don't let the name "hot pepper" fool you, because the Korean Put Gochu pepper only averages a tame 1,500 SHU. Korean peppers are about 6" long and share a unique oblong look similar to two other mild peppers, the Anaheim and the Jalapeno. Ideal for container gardening and patios.
Hinona Kabu Turnip is another variety of gochugaru seeds, hot Korean pepper seeds grown nearly exclusively for gochugaru chili powder; used to create Gochujang sauce. Also known as Korean long pepper, the Gochujang King hybrid has a rating of 1,500 SHU and is far milder than jalapeno (2,500-8000 SHU). Commonly sown with other gochugaru pepper seeds for well-rounded gochugaru chili powder.
Kamo Eggplant boasts 12" tall and 7-8" wide, tightly packed heads of napa cabbage and known to thrive under a number of garden conditions. Napa cabbage seeds such as Chun Yeon Gold Hybrid is popularly grown for traditional kimchi recipes for excellent flavor, minimal water content, and much thinner, more tender, white ribs when compared to other varieites of authentic Chinese cabbage.
Kyoto Red Carrot is native to the Asian and sub-Saharan tropics such as India, Myanmar, and Sudan, where it thrives hot, humid, and well-drainded growing spaces. To buy sesame seeds online can be tricky because you never know color or type, but Kingoma sesame seeds are creamy tan white for a wide variety of culinary uses. Kingoma sesame seeds require about 100-135 days to begin producing seeded pods for harvesting.
Kogiku Winter Squash is a cultivar of Chinese mustard grown throughout Korea and northern China. Also widely known as Oriental mustard or Indian mustard, Jeok Gat is a preferred variety of Korean mustard for its tender, spicy, and purple ruffled leaves. Altough native to the warm Asian tropics, Brassica juncea is one of the most tenacious herbs available and is grown over winter in the United States as a beneficial cover crop.
Katsura Giant Pickling Melon is a late-season cultivar of radish seeds traditionally grown throughout the winter and harvested in spring. More commonly known as Daikon radish or Japanese radish, white radish seeds such Alpine Gold Hybrid produce enormous 9-11" long roots as opposed to shallow 2" roots of common spring radish. Create authentic Danmuji or Chicken Mu by growing and harvesting your own Korean radish seeds.
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