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Tokyo Bekana Seeds


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Brassica rapa var. chinensis

This is Tokyo Bekana! Although a member of the mustard family, leaves have a very mild flavour, with no hint of any heat. The leaves are a gorgeous light green colour. Stems and mid-rib have a crunch and flavour similar to young bok choy.

Delicious eaten raw or chopped into a salad. Since the stem and mid-rib are a little thicker, they are great sautéed/stir-fried or added to an Asian or vegetable soup. Flavour is juicy, texture is tender.

Grows well throughout the year - spring, summer or fall. Cool conditions are preferred.

Although similar to an Asian cabbage/lettuce cross, it does not attract cabbage butterflies.

Growing Information:

Grows up to 2 feet tall and just as wide.

Plant in a full sun/partially sunny location. Start seeds indoors at least 2 weeks prior to planting out, or sow directly. Seeds will germinate in approximately 3 days.

Spacing: Closer together for “cut and come again” harvesting or 1-foot apart to harvest full size heads.

I highly recommend adding it to your garden or greenhouse. It’s a new favourite for me!

All packets are 1g in weight or approximately 225-250 seeds.

Days to Maturity: 40
Price: $4.50 each
Packet: 1g (or approximately 250 seeds)
Germination: 99%


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Canadian Shipping

Shipping is calculated at the time of order and is based on the number of seed packets per order. All packages are shipped through Canada Post, and pricing for packages containing seeds are the same for addresses across Canada.

Larger items are calculated by weight and destination and will vary by province.

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US seed orders are made at the buyer’s own risk, and we cannot guarantee delivery. We will receive and ship orders but cannot account for the actions of foreign customs, which is the reason for this non-guarantee. Unfortunately, I do not offer phytosanitary certificates, so if the seeds are confiscated or destroyed at the border, your order will not be refunded or reissued.

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