March 5, 2012

You named it! Poll results

Most people correctly identified the two greens.  The tokyo bekana was a bit harder to identify because it looks a lot like green leaf lettuce or arugula.  That was the point!  If it was in a salad you probably wouldn't think twice and assume it was lettuce.
I think that's a good thing.  For winter growing tokyo bekana seems like a little know substitute for lettuce in salad mixes.  My top three reasons why:
  1. It germinates and grows faster than lettuce
  2. It has thicker, crunchier leaves 
  3. It has a consistent mild flavor (unlike lettuce which can be bitter)
Tokyo bekana poll results

Lettuce poll results

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