Brassica juncea

Red Giant Mustard Greens

Days to Maturity: 23 days baby - 45 full size

SKU
2505
In stock
Starting at: $2.95

Baby greens have bright green leaves with stunning deep purple veins.

Full size plants are incredibly beautiful with a full whorl of burgundy leaves. Mild when baby; spicy mustard flavor increases with maturity. Use full sized leaves for stir-fry, soups and pickling.

Essential salad leaf

  • Spicy flavor

Cultural Info

PLANTING INFO:
Seed depth: ¼”. For baby leaf- Seeding rate: ~60 seeds/ft in a 2-4”; Row spacing: 2/3” between bands. Harvest when leaves are ~3” tall by cutting 1” from ground or pick individual leaves for cut and come again. For full size- Seeding rate: ~12 seeds/ft; Plant spacing: thin to 6”; Row spacing: 18”.

CULTURAL INFO:

Most Brassica greens are moderately hardy annuals that can be sown from early spring through midsummer. Commonly grown as baby leaf for salad mixes in the US, and also traditionally grown for full size leaves in ethnic cuisine or stir-fry and pickled. Light cooking dispels mustard heat to reveal a very sweet and full flavor. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked. Sow every 3 weeks into fall for a continuous harvest. Harvest leaves as desired. Use floating row cover when planting to protect from flea beetles.

SEED SPECS:
16M seeds/oz. M=1,000

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