Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Mustards

Sds/g: 500                             Feed Requirements: Moderate – High (spr)                   Usual Seed Life:3-4 years

 

Cultural Notes:

  • Mustard greens love the cooler weather and can be eaten through winter if sown at the end of summer and early autumn. Choose the more frost tolerant varieties that will provide you with some pungent greens into winter and will not bolt until spring.
  • Mustard greens usually provide our first spring greens from the garden. We plant either with our lettuce or just before, as they are quick growing we are able to harvest them before our lettuces have come on. They will goto seed in November as the days lengthen. 
  • Mustard greens are full of nutrients, providing good to excellent amounts of 8 vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein; and being a member of the Brassica family they also contain health-promoting phytochemicals.
  • Provide plenty of nitrogen in your compost/fertiliser mix to allow really fast growth. Sow seeds 1cm deep in rows 40-50cm apart. Thin to 30cm apart in spring and 35-40cm apart in autumn.

Problems:

  • Slugs and snail in early spring.

Harvest:

  • Harvest leaves as needed and unopened flowers when they have gone to seed.
1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica juncea

Add some zest to your salads with this classic mustard green. Can also be used in stir-fries, pies etc., the mustardy hot taste mellows when cooked. The bright green leaves can be used baby or fully sized and have frilly margins. Handles frost and slow to bolt in summer. 300 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica juncea

A favourite red mustard from Japan. The large purple tinted leaves have a mild mustard flavour when young and a bit more bite when older. The leaves, flowers and young seed pods are edible and can be used in salads, garnish, steamed or in stir-fries lightly cooked. A good looking plant in-situ to boost its appeal. Handles frost. 400 seeds.

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Brassica juncea

A Japanese mustard green bred for its wasabi like taste. The baby leaves are mostly used raw in salads, sushi rolls, micro-greens, tsukemono, ohitashi and garnish. The adult leaves are a lot stronger and tend to be used cooked/stir fries. The vibrant green leaves are serrated and can be picked as needed or the whole head harvest when mature. 250 seeds.