Mustard Red Giant, also known as Japanese Red Mustard, is a traditional mustard with broad, blistered leaves highlighted in red. Left to grow, the leaves become big and bold and are a tasty addition to stir fries. They are also ideal for salads when harvested at a smaller, and more tender, size.
This is the spiciest of the mustard leaves and tastes of horseradish.
Mustard Red Giant seeds are easy and quick to germinate and leaves can be ready to eat in as little as 6 weeks. They can even be used at the seedling stage as they make excellent flavoursome microgreens.
They are a cut & come again variety so keep picking to ensure fresh new growth but as they are at their best when eaten young and tender sow seed little and often every 3-4 weeks to ensure a successional crop of fresh young leaves throughout the season. Mix with other salad leaves like Rocket, Mizuna, Mibuna or corn salad and create your own bistro salad to suit your tastes.
Mustard Red Giant Vegetable Seed Information
|Approx 600 seeds per pack.
Prefers well drained, moist soil. Grows well in containers or seed tray.
|When to Sow
|Sow Feb-May and Aug-Sep outside, or all year round on a warm windowsill.
|How to Sow:
Sow sparingly in drills 6-12mm deep. temp. 7-30°C. Germination takes 5-10 days. Allow 2cm spacing for cut and come again, 20cm spacing for whole plant harvesting. Autumn planted seeds are for over wintering and would benefit from cloche protection.
Keep weed free & well watered in dry periods to protect from bolting but do not over water. If growing as 'cut & come again' regularly pick a few leaves at a time. After 6-8 weeks after initial harvest the Mustard will deteriorate & need replacing.
|Approx 3 weeks for microgreens and 6-8 weeks for young tender leaves. It may be possible to get all year round production with successional sowing and by keeping indoors in winter.
When to Sow Mustard Red Giant Vegetable Seeds
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