Flowering Brassicas - Growing Information
Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Seeding depth: ½”; Seeding
rate: 10-12 seeds/ft; Plant spacing: 2”; Row spacing: 18-24”.
Moderately hardy annuals that combine qualities of mustard greens and
broccoli for salads and light cooking. Grown for their tender flowering
shoots, this large family of vegetables has no central head but many
tender leaves and side shoots with penny size clusters of buds. Many
plants in this family are quite beautiful in the garden, some favoring
cooler seasons and some preferring heat. Use floating row cover when
planting to protect from flea beetles. Will tolerate light frosts.
Harvest multiple times as flower stalks peak above foliage or for a one
Hon Tsai Tai- 10M seeds/oz, Spring Raab- 17M seeds/oz. M=1,000
SEED SAVING INSTRUCTIONS:
Insect pollinated. Different varieties of the same
species must be isolated by a ¼ mile from each other to prevent cross
pollination. Physical barriers such as tree lines, woods or buildings
may make shorter isolation distances possible. Allow plants to bolt and
flower. Staking may be required. Harvest individual pods or stalks as
they begin to dry. Seed can easily be lost due to shattering so harvest
into bags or onto a tarp while they are still damp with dew in the
morning. Use a 1/8" screen to help with cleaning. Seeds will remain
viable for 5 years under cool and dry storage conditions.