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:
- It germinates and grows faster than lettuce
- It has thicker, crunchier leaves
- It has a consistent mild flavor (unlike lettuce which can be bitter)
|Tokyo bekana poll results|
|Lettuce poll results|