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Japanese Giant Red Mustard Greens

  • Giant Japanese Red Mustard, also known as Osaka Purple, is a variety of mustard that is commonly used in Asian cuisine. It is a leafy green vegetable that is prized for its spicy flavor and deep purple-red color.


    The leaves of Giant Japanese Red Mustard are large and frilly, with a distinctive purple-red hue that intensifies as the plant matures. The plant can grow up to 2-3 feet in height, making it an impressive addition to any garden.


    Days to Maturity: 45

    Seeds per pack: 40

    • Choose a location: Giant Japanese Red Mustard prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Choose a location in your garden that gets at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • Prepare the soil: Before planting, amend the soil with compost or aged manure to improve soil fertility and drainage. Mustard plants prefer soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.

    • Plant seeds: Giant Japanese Red Mustard can be grown from seeds, which can be planted directly in the garden bed in the early spring or fall. When planting, space the seeds or seedlings 6-12 inches apart and 1/4 inch deep.

    • Provide proper care: Mustard plants require consistent moisture, so keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, following the manufacturer's instructions. Monitor the plants for pests and disease, and take appropriate action if necessary.

    • Harvest the leaves: Giant Japanese Red Mustard leaves can be harvested when they are young and tender, usually 35-45 days after planting. Use scissors or a knife to cut the leaves off the plant at the base of the stem. The leaves can be used fresh in salads or sautéed, steamed, or stir-fried in a variety of dishes.

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