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Mustard 'Red Giant'

Mustard Red Giant is a tasty, spicy red mustard leaf, delicious in salads, soups and stir fries. Mustard Red Giant is easy to grow and slow to bolt.
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400 seeds (organic)

5 seedlings (510081-5)

10 seedlings (510081-10)

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
juncea
Common name
Japanese Red Mustard
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Direct sow every 6-8 weeks March-early September, avoiding the warmest months (when flea beetle is prevalent) or direct sow in modules or gutters under cover from February. Thin to 10-15cm for cut-and-come-again, 30cm for larger leaves.

Description

Mustard 'Red Giant' is lovely as a baby leaf, raw or cooked in stir fries and soups. This is the spiciest of the mustard leaves and tastes of horseradish.

Sow these little and often and use them in a baby leaf salad, or full size in stir fries. I love a winter salad made up of these mixed with milder lettuce, topped with a crispy skinned and succulent duck breast. They look and taste fantastic and will grow outside through the winter, even under snow.

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

Care Tips

Keep moist. Protect from flea beetle with a physical barrier of fleece.