Basics

Ease of Growing
Temperamental
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
20-50 (Spring/Summer), 20-50 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Hardy and can withstand early frost once plant is established.

Crops
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.

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 of bed.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Mustard germinates and grows quickly (if the soil is at least 45 degrees) so is usually planted outdoors.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
Moderate

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.

Feeder
Moderate

High nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous. The Mustards need fertile soil to produce well.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Mizuna does very well in containers. Choose a well-draining container that has a minimum depth of 6" and fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost. Mizuna loves full sun, although they don't like extremely hot climates. You may need to provide shade for your container if growing in the warmer months. Make sure to keep your Mizuna well watered. Keep the soil moist at all times. In hot climates, you may need to water twice a day.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
6.0-12.0"
Plant Height
12.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
8.0-12.0"
Hardiness Zone
2-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet, mild and fresh.