Mustard greens are a cool season crop, thriving in the winter months through spring.
Red mustard greens AKA Osaka Purple mustard is a member of the Brassica family, collectively known as cruciferous vegetables, along with turnips, broccoli and cabbage. Red mustard greens are grown for fresh eating, as a cover crop with pesticide qualities, for feedstock and as dual purpose ornamental greens in edible gardens.
Red mustard greens have broad savoyed leaves with a violet purple overlay and purple-green variegation. The leaves grow to 12 inches in length and up to six inches in width. Red mustard's leaves are succulent and tender, the stems, crisp and crunchy. Red mustard greens elicit a savory,spicy and nuanced peppery flavor.
Sow seeds ¼" inch deep, 1 inch apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart. Thin to 6-inch spacings for smaller varieties, or up to 18 inches for large ones. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest.
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