Ruby Streaks Mustard
Brassica juncea 45 days. This deeply serrated, attractive mustard looks as tempting as it tastes. The radiant, mulberry flushed green with cherry red veining leaves have a delicate texture and mild, sweet mustard flavor. Spirited, yet tender enough to liven up salads, and stout enough to stand on its own in steamed or stir-fried dishes. An outstanding, edible addition to ornamental beds for a rich-textured foliage counterpart to flowering plants.
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CULTURE: Chinese cabbage, pac choi and mustard greens are easy crops to grow if planted in early spring or late summer. They prefer cooler weather, so mid-summer plantings often lead to premature bolting. These greens are best sown directly into a fertile, well-dug, smooth seedbed. Mark your rows 18-24 inches apart. Make a furrow 6 inches deep and sprinkle 1/2 cup of our complete fertilizer per 10 row feet in the bottom of the furrow. Backfill the furrow and plant the seed 1/4 inch deep. Days to emergence: 2-15. Optimum soil temperature for germination: 40-75°F. Keep the bed uniformly moist. Thin to a distance of 6-12 inches between plants. If transplanting, use 1/2 cup of our complete fertilizer around each plant.
INSECTS: Watch for flea beetles. Cover with Reemay or Grow Guard 20, or spray regularly with Pyrethrin.
SEED SPECS: Approximately 450 seeds per gram.