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A red mustard variety which looks good with it's serrated red leaves and tastes distinctly of freshly cooked new potatoes. Fantastic.

You can sow these oriental red mustards little and often and eat them as mini micro greens, or let them grow on a few centimetres in leaf size and use them in a baby leaf salad. Or use them full size in stir fries.

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

Variety Red Frills
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Mustard
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow in small batches every 6-8 weeks March to September, although it's best to avoid the hottest months when flea beetle is most prevalent. These will be happiest in a cool, northern bed, kept moist. Hot weather inhibits germination and increases the likelihood of bolting. Water the drill before sowing to decrease temperatures and sow in the evening. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Thin or space plants 10-15cm (4-6in) for cut-and-come-again, 30cm (12in) 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.
Harvesting Harvest 4-6 weeks from sowing, or into winter with protection. Harvest for babyleaf when 5cm tall or larger for salads/stir-fries. Pick outer leaves only so plant can continue to grow. Harvest regularly to prevent running to seed. Can be grown inside in a greenhouse or polytunnel for picking all winter.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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