Versatile mix of many different varieties, flavors and textures
A balanced blend of four easy-to-grow mild mustards. Each has a different shape and texture, from upright and smooth to crinkly and curly, all with succulent and delicious green leaves. This highly nutritious cool-season mix can be harvested throughout spring and early summer and then planted again for fall meals. Harvest the fast growing leaves when plant is more mature, and use for stir-frying or steaming, then finish with a splash or rice vinegar or hot sauce.Brassicaceae Brassica juncea
Mild Mustard Mix
This type of mustard is grown to be harvested while the leaves are still young, succulent and delicious.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 25-40 (Spring/Summer), 35-50 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Mustards actually prefer cool weather and are often grown as a winter vegetable. They can be extremely frost tolerant.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool
The ideal spot for mustards depends on the weather. If it's cool they should be planted on a sunny site. If it's warm then some shade is a good idea since mustards do not taste as good in warmer conditions.
Mustards are in and out of the ground quickly, so are often used for intercropping between slower growing crops, rather than being given their own area.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Mustard germinates and grows quickly (if the soil is at least 45 degrees) so is usually planted outdoors.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool)
If you want tasty, mild flavored mustard greens (and you do) you must keep the soil moist at all times. If the soil is too dry the plants will develop a bitter and pungent flavor.
High nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous. The Mustards need fertile soil to produce well.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Mustards do very well in containers, just be sure to keep the soil moist.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Spicy, peppery and sweet with many textures.