Osaka Giant Purple Mustard - Brassica Juncea - Delicious & Productive
Quantity: 100+ seeds
Giant Osaka Purple Mustard is a delicious and versatile vegetable. It’s a member of the brassica family, and originates from Japan. The Leaves can be eaten young in salads, fried on its own, or added to dishes such as pasta, casserole, soup, rice, and more. It has a sweet, refreshing, and pungent flavour that intensifies as the plant matures. This variety of mustard is especially resilient, and can handle frost and snow quite well. This is a valuable plant to have in any winter garden.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
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Sow indoors a few weeks before last frost and set outside when the freezing temperatures have passed, or sow directly in the ground when the soil thaws in early spring. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/8 - 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. The plants can get quite large, so for best results, it's good to give them a foot of space to grow to their full potential. Mustard is resilient, and doesn't need much beyond mulch and regular watering. The plant is hardy down to zone 7, so can tolerate frost and snow quite well. It performs best in full sun, but will also yield a decent harvest when grown in partial shade. It likes to grow in just about