Tatsoi Asian Greens
days to maturity: 21 baby; 45 full size
plant spacing: 2 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: stem borer worms and aphids
harvest notes: harvest as baby greens or harvest larger heads like small boc choi heads
Tatsoi is a very versatile green, equally suited to being served raw or lightly cooked. We often see this advertised as "asian spinach" in restaurants and markets. Lightly steam or sauté it, wilt the leaves with a warm dressing, or add them to a soup at the end of cooking. In Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, she lets tatsoi shine in a simple salad with scallions, chives, and a sesame vinaigrette. Another easy green to grow in the garden through the fall, winter and spring that can be harvested at any stage of growth; although it can be quite fun to let them get full sized as they can grow to be quite large and provide much to eat! Because this is an asian mustard it is quite heat tolerant, making it a great option for early or late season yield.