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Silver Creek Nursery Ltd.

Purple Mitsuba

Purple Mitsuba

Species: Cryptotaenia japonica

History: Mitsuba is native to Japan, China, and Korea where it is used as a garnish, seasoning, and as a root vegetable. Mitsuba translates from Japanese as 'three leaves', referring to the way the plant grows leaves in groups of three. In Japan, it is also traditionally used at weddings where the stems of the plant are tied in knots to bring luck and symbolize the lasting relationship. It is also used in Japanese flower arrangement.  

Why We Grow It: Mitsuba has a light, refreshing, vegetal flavour that is reminiscent of parsley and celery. It is also high in calcium and vitamin C. This variety boasts attractive purplish foliage and produces small, pinkish-white star-shaped flowers which add a nice ornamental touch to the garden.  

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking

Fruit Size:

Storage: Keeps about a week in the fridge


Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Soil Preference: Adaptable to most soils

Flowering Time: Spring

Bloom Colour: White

Pollination Requirements:

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Partial shade to full sun (approx. 6-10 hours) but likely prefers full sun

General Growth Habits:

Herbaceous plant that reaches up to 0.45m tall (0.6m tall with flowers), moderately vigorous

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our bareroot perennial vegetables are sold as root crowns or tubers and will often have little to no vegetative growth on them. Depending on the plant, you may receive one or two root chunks, crowns, or tubers per order. The size varies significantly between species.

Like with our other plants, we recommend planting our perennial vegetables dormant so the transplanting process is less stressful on them. As a result, they may not look like much when you receive them but they tend to start growing fairly quickly.

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