Broad-leaved Mustard 'Red Giant' Seeds

Fast-maturing 'green'; beautiful, savoyed, dark red leaves with light green undersides.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

Giant Red Japanese mustards make bold, versatile ornamental edibles. Upright, large rosettes up to 18" tall are very colorful, with deep red purplish savoy leaves, edged and veined pale green. Easy to grow in spring, fall and winter gardens, these do well mixed with flowers, herbs and other vegetables. The unique spicy flavor adds zest to a variety of dishes. Picked young, it makes delightful garnishes and spices up mesclun mixes. Excellent braised or steamed, for pickling, in salads, soups, and stirfries. Use like spinach or chard. Harvest whole heads or pick individual leaves. Light frost improves the flavor.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Brassica juncea
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Indoors 1-2 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Early Spring
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Pale Yellow
Bloom Time Late Winter/Early Spring, Mid-Spring
Other Details Provides winter interest
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 40-50
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 200