Mustard Red Giant HEIRLOOM Seeds

Mustard Red Giant HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica juncea subsp. integrifolia

Item #0131

40 days. Big, bold, beautiful maroon leaves with lime veins are as delicious as they are ornamental in the garden or a container. Excellent pickled, wilted, or raw in salads, Red Giant’s mustard flavor intensifies in older leaves and hot weather, providing hints of horseradish. This traditional Asian green is faster growing and spicier than traditional southern mustards. Cold tolerant and bolt resistant.

This packet sows up to 112 ft.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

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

Row Spacing:
12"

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


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°‒75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before average first fall frost for continuous harvest. Mild Climates: Can be sown in late fall through winter for cool season harvest.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Harvest in the early morning if possible. You may start harvesting leaves when they are 2” tall, as needed; remove no more than 1/3 of the plant if regrowth is desired, or let plant grow to maturity and harvest entire plant. Spring harvest should be complete before summer heat arrives. Late summer crops will last until the first hard freeze.

Artist: Donna Clement

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