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Mustard Green Seed

Product ID: 3147

Flavorful dark green mustard.

The attractive, dark green leaves are gently savoyed with a scalloped margin; tender and succulent; and have a rich, savory flavor. Good in salads or as a cooked green. While technically a mustard, Amara is known as Ethiopian kale, highland kale, Abyssinian mustard, and Texsel greens. Plant Variety Protected. Avg. 6,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 250 seeds.


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SCIENTIFIC NAME: This growing information is for baby-leaf production of the following Brassicas, including baby mustard greens, mizuna, tatsoi, and komatsuna: Brassica carinata, B. juncea, B. napus ('Red Russian'), B. oleracea ('KX-1' and 'Russian Royale'), B. rapa, B. rapa var. chinensis ('Tokyo Bekana' and 'Rosie'), B. rapa var. japonica, B. rapa var. narinosa ('Tatsoi'), B. rapa var. perviridis ('Green Giant').
CULTURE: Brassicas prefer soil with a pH of 6–7.5 and can be grown all season in the field. Most varieties are hardy enough to grow in cool greenhouses and high tunnels during winter from late summer and early fall sowings.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From emergence after direct seeding.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow ¼" deep at 3–5 seeds/inch, in rows at least 2" apart from early spring into midsummer. Can be sown into late fall if overwintering in a high tunnel or other protected structure.
RECOMMENDED JANG SEED ROLLER (baby leaf): Mustard, Mizuna, Pac Choi, Tatsoi: Y-24 or X-24; Chinese Cabbage, Kale, Komatsuna: X-24 or F-24. (Where multiple rollers are recommended, choosing a roller with a larger hole will increase the number of plants per inch. This creates longer petioles and somewhat slower-growing, narrower leaves for an extended baby leaf harvest. It will also wash out color, hasten bolting, and increase the need for water and fertility. Choosing what works best for your system may take some trialing and adjustment.)
SUCCESSION PLANTING: For a continuous supply, sow about every 2 weeks until 2–3 weeks before the first frost.
DISEASES & PESTS: Control flea beetles by applying fabric row cover at time of sowing and/or applying insecticides such as azadirachtin or pyrethrin. Cabbage worms and loopers can be controlled with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
HARVEST: Harvest with a knife when leaves reach desired size, about 3–6". Make sure to cut above the basal plate for cut-and-come-again harvests. Cut again when plants are at desired size, 5–14 days depending on variety and season.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: For Mizuna, Tatsoi, Komatsuna, and Pac Choi: 1 oz./210', 1 lb./3,300'. For Kale: 1,000 seeds/16', 1 oz/115', 1 lb./1,840'. For Mustard: 1 oz./260', 1 lb./4,160'.
SEED SPECS: Mustard: Avg. 16,200/oz.; Mizuna, Tatsoi, Komatsuna: Avg. 12,650/oz.; Pac Choi: Avg. 10,300/oz.; Kale: Avg. 7,750/oz.
SIZED SEEDS: Kale seeds are sized except where noted.
PACKET: 250 seeds, sows 4'. For Kale: 100 seeds, sows 1½'.

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Latin Name

Brassica carinata

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

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Plant Variety Protected

Plant Variety Protected