Brassica juncea

Red Carpet Mustard Greens

Days to Maturity: 21 days baby, 45 full size

SKU
2504
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Green stems and red leaves, a refreshing, mildly spiced mustard green with beautiful, plume-edged foliage.

Excellent variety for microgreen, babyleaf and mature leaf production as the red coloring is exhibited prominently at all stages of growth. The mild flavor allows it to be included in salads and in other raw preparations, imparting a sweetness and moderate spice. The delicate appearance of the leaves is protected by the sturdy growth habit of the plants. From our partners at CN Seeds.

  • Essential salad leaf
  • Deep red color
  • Mild spicy flavor
16.2-18.7M (17.4M avg) seeds/oz, 260-300M (280M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/32 oz approx. 525 seeds. Direct seeding rate: Baby, 60 seeds/foot in a 2" band in rows 2-6" apart. Bunching, 15 seeds/foot in a 2" band 12-18" apart. Full size, thin to 8-12". 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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