How to grow Red mustard

Red mustard grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Brassica also known as Red giant mustard or Red mustard greens, Red mustard annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting

Red mustard leaves

Leaf color is red-burgundy with green the taste is spicy, size is 7-30 cm, stems also edible

Flower color yellow, size 1-3 mm that grow on inflorescence, seeds edible and grow in pods that also edible when young

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How to grow Red mustard growing and care:

Cool weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathy

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly)

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
Leaves 15-30 cm (6-12 inches), the blossom stem 0.5 m (20 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in less cold area)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers that grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible seeds

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Pieris (butterfly)

What can be done with big quantities of Red mustard fruits?
Spread, eat raw, salad, spices

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect on time

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-8 month

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
In the base of the plant, two options: separate leaves or all the leaves of the plant

Information about leaves:
Young leave more tender less fibrous

Uses of Red mustard leaves:
Eaten raw, pickled, salad , cooked, stew

Scientific name:

Brassica juncea

How to grow Red mustard

Red mustard

רשימת קטגוריות

Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9