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Mizuna 'Red Knight' F1

This purple mizuna is lovely in the winter, when the purple leaves are at their richest.
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400 seeds

5 seedlings (200885-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
15cm (6in)
Common name
Japanese Mustard
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
February-April and August-October. Direct sow in lines or blocks, or under cover for winter cropping. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.

Description

This purple mizuna does better in the late spring and summer, when it's slower to bolt than the green, and is lovely in the winter, when the purple leaves are at their richest.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Thin or space plants 10-15cm for cut-and-come-again, 20cm if you want large leaves. Keep moist. It may get infested with flea beetle, April-August leaving lots of tiny holes all over the leaves. Protect with a physical barrier of fleece from sowing.