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. More
400 seeds 080083 £1.95 In stock
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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.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available late March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

Genus Brassica
Group/Species juncea
Variety Red Giant
Common Name Mustard
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow every 6-8 weeks March-early September, avoiding the warmest months (when flea beetle is most prevalent) or direct sow in modules or gutters under cover from February. Thin to 10-15cm (4-6in) for cut-and-come-again, 30cm (12in) if you want large leaves.
Care Tips Keep moist. Protect from flea beetle with a physical barrier of fleece.
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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Mustard 'Red Giant' reviews

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Reviewed 13th March 2018 by Nadra

High germination rate, healthy plants and somehow they lasted through winter, completely exposed outside in the north west. They didn't need any special care.