Red mustard growing 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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Requirements for Red mustard growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
Leaves 15-30 cm (6-12 inches), the blossom stem 0.5 m (20 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers that grow on inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?
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