This leafy mustard green has a unique purple and maroon tint to its leaves. This particular mustard variety has an intense spicy flavor to it that makes it such an excellent addition to any salad or even by itself. You can identify it by not only its beautiful color but by its large, wide wavy leaves that most other mustard varieties lack.
How to Grow Red Giant Mustard
- Latin Name: Brassica juncea
- Days to Maturity: 40-60
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Soil: Well fertilized and drained
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4- 1/2"
- Plant Space: 2"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Pests/disease: Slugs and flea beetles
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 13,500 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 47,000 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 182,000 Seeds
This slow bolting mustard variety is one of the most resistant varieties to pests and diseases. Not being cold resistant, it is important to pay close attention to the time of year in which you plant. Straw mulch can be used to help hold in moisture within the soil. This variety will grow in clumps around 12-18 inches apart an can reach up to 16 inches tall.