Glebionis coronaria (40 days) Open pollinated. Grown for its aromatic greens with an unusual taste appreciated by devotees. This strain was superior to other Shungiku varieties in our trial. Its 5" flowers (buttercup yellow, edged in white with serrated tips) were larger and better for the edible flower market and its small grey-green serrated leaves had distinctly more chrysanthemum taste. It also makes a great yellow-dye plant. The Japanese use it in hearty one-pot winter stews known as oden. Also good in salads, soups and stir-fries. Plant thickly in early spring (or summer for a fall crop) and harvest green leaves when stems are 4–8" tall, before buds appear. 11,000 seeds/oz. ③
3203 Garland Serrated Chrysanthemum
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All open-pollinated except where noted.
Days to maturity are from emergence after sowing; from transplant, subtract 20 days.
Culture: Wire hoops and row cover keep out flea beetles and are a must for pristine salad or braising mixes!
ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
BL: Black Leg
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. Material controls: 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. Material controls: Spinosad, Pyganic.
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. Material controls: Copper.
Note: because of a rule issued by Oregon, we cannot ship brassica packets larger than ½ oz. (14 grams) into the Willamette Valley, except those that have tested negative for Black Leg and Black Rot. Check descriptions for information.
Days to maturity are from emergence after direct seeding.
All greens are open-pollinated except where noted.
Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.