Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
35-45 (Spring/Summer), 40-50 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Hardy and can withstand early frost once plant is established.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Short
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

Greens 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

Greens need a regular water supply to grow well, so keep the soil evenly moist.

Feeder
Heavy

Compost and aged manure are recommended to be dug into the soil. They prefer heavy soil with lots of organic matter to retain moisture and lots of available nutrients.

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

Asian Greens do 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. Asian Greens love 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 Asian Greens 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, red
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
4.0-6.0"
Plant Diameter
2.0-3.0"
Hardiness Zone
2-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet, spicy, slightly bitter and crunchy.