This is a hardy leafy green that has long dark ridged leaves and what you could say is a slightly stifling flavor. The texture of this green can be described has tender and firm. This green adds a great flavor to any salads or stir-fries.
How to Grow Oriental Mustard
- Latin Name: Brassica juncea var capitata
- Days to Maturity: 31-50
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Soil: Well drained fertile soil
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 1"
- Row Spacing: 24"
- Pests/disease: Flea beetles and slugs
- Seed Count:
- 1oz- Approximately 17,200 seeds
- 4oz- Approximately 73,100 seeds
- 1lb- Approximately 219,000 seeds
Sow the seeds from late summer to early fall to receive the best possible germination. Continue to fertilize as needed through the plants growth. This green is tolerant to heat and cold but cooler temperatures are what it thrives best in. This leafy green reaches maturity around 42 days.