Mustard Red Giant HEIRLOOM Seeds

Mustard Red Giant HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica juncea (Integrifolia group)

Item #0131

40 days. Mustard greens are often overlooked by American gardeners in favor of spinach; what a shame! The unique, spicy flavor is excellent for salads or wilted like spinach or chard. Roots are also edible! Red Giant is one of the most popular Asian mustard varieties, being both cold and bolt tolerant. Beautiful maroon leaves with green ribs provide interest in the flower bed.

This packet sows three 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
a group of 3 seeds every
4" - 6"

Row Spacing:

When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 4" - 6"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. After initial sowing, sow every 3 weeks until early fall for continuous harvest. Mild winter climates: Can be sown in late fall through winter for winter, early spring harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: You may start harvesting leaves when they are 2" tall. Harvest whole heads at 8" tall for peak flavor and tenderness.; if left to grow larger, they will likely be a bit tough and bitter.

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