Brassica juncea

Red Lace Mustard Greens

Days to Maturity: 20 Days Babyleaf

SKU
1750
In stock
Starting at: As low as $2.95
Note: OUR QUALITY ASSURANCE: High Mowing's Quality Control team ensures all seed lots of this variety are independently tested for the diseases black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris) and black leg (Phoma lingam). Only seed lots that are found to be free of black rot and black leg are released for sale. No diseased seed will be sold.

Elegant mustard with lacey frills of reddish-purple leaves.

These delicate but sturdy mustard leaves are aromatic and flavorful, serving as a beautiful purple accent in a microgreens mix and excellent when harvested at babyleaf size. The leaves introduce loft to salads and their elaborate leaf structure sheds water which prevents them from sticking to other leaves post-harvest. From our friends at CN Seeds.

  • Essential salad leaf
  • Spicy flavor
  • Great for babyleaf

16.8-21.2M (19M avg) seeds/oz, 270-340M (305M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000.

Direct Seeding Rate:

Baby, 60 seeds/foot in a 2" band in rows 2-6" apart. Transplants: 8-16" apart in rows 12-18" apart.

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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