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Oriental Chrysanthemum Chopsuey Greens [59545]

Oriental Chrysanthemum Chopsuey Greens

Glebionis coronaria

This form of edible Chrysanthemum has a sweet herbal taste; pick the first tender leaves about 40 days after sowing.

Leaves are at their best when they are young and picking leaves regularly will encourage a bushier plant.  Older leaves can become bitter as they age, or if the plant is left to flower.



All is not lost if your plant blooms, as the flower petals are also edible and along with the leaves are used in a variety of Asian dishes.  Plants dislike high temperatures so some degree of shade is recommended in summer.

Annual or Perennial  Annual
Approx days to flower/harvest 40 days
Height 50cm
Space between plants  20cm
When to sow Spring, Autumn
Seeds per packet Approx 500