Red Giant Mustard - Organic


Red Giant Mustard - Organic

(45 days) Brassica juncea (integlifolia group) Open-pollinated. Large purple-tinted savoyed leaves make the 18" plants very decorative. Color intensifies in cooler temperatures, as spiciness wanes. Tastes like horseradish to some, peppery to others. This heirloom Japanese mustard is a standard ingredient in spicy mesclun. Survived outdoor temperatures down to 18° when double-covered with Covertan PRO 19. Cold-hardy through at least part of the Maine winter.

3245 Red Giant - Organic
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A: 1/16oz for $2.10  
B: 1/8oz for $3.60  
C: 1/2oz for $4.90  
D: 1oz for $7.00  
E: 4oz for $16.00  
K: 1lb for $52.00  
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~15,600 seeds per oz. 116 oz packet sows 40 ft. Versatile for tasty microgreens. Incorporating the residues of mustard crops into your soil can reduce fungal diseases in your succession crop. Mustards are potent soil fumigants. See Yellow Mustard for mustard as a cover crop, and Yellow (White) Mustard for culinary mustard.

Asian Greens


  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BSR: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • DM: Downy Mildew

Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, Pyganic.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of Brassica greens into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.