Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens
Days to Maturity: 20 days baby - 45 full size
Starting at: As low as $3.55
Deeply-lobed, lacy baby leaves with deep purple highlights.
Green leaves with purple veining add loft, spice and rosy elegance to any salad plate or stir-fry. Color is darkest when sown summer through fall. Mix with Golden Frill for a gorgeous display. 20,000 seeds/oz.
- Essential salad leaf
- Spicy flavor
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”.
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.
16M seeds/oz. M=1,000