Tokyo Bekana or Space Cabbage Microgreen Kit, 4 crops
Not often seen but spectacular tokyo bekana mustards have been called the japanese version of chinese cabbage. The beautiful lime green micro provides a striking contrast to the deep greens of most of our crops. It has a nice crunch and sweeter flavor that gives you a nice flavor boost in your microgreen arsenal.
Recently chosen as a leafy green for space travel, tokyo bekana is introduced in a recent blog entry from NASA which highlighted the choice and the initiation of grow trials in space. The amazing plant was chosen by NASA since it is like a lettuce or cabbage but fast growing and contains a potent array of nutrients to provide for life in space.
Here is NASA's take on it, "For the first time, a Chinese cabbage variety named Tokyo Bekana will be grown in space. The cabbage was chosen as a good candidate because it is a quick growing leafy green that is rated highly from a nutritional and taste perspective. "
Our new hydroponic kits will allow you to grow and taste this outstanding microgreen right in your own home, space travel not required!
Complete kit contains 2 of our medium sized grow trays with humidity covers (100% recycled plastic bottles), seed spreader with enough Non GMO seed for 4 trays of microgreens, 4 hydroponic grow mats made from sustainable US grown Kenaf fibers, and a small spray bottle to use while germinating the plants. Complete instructions and support over the web.