GB CULTURAL INFO: W,H / Matures 7-11 / Harvest 2-4 / Yield 96-383/Spacing 10 /
DAYS TO MATURITY: 40-65
SEED CODE: C
SEED PER PACKET: 80
APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-14
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION:
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Sow from early spring through midsummer. In the South, greens are well adapted to fall plantings.
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Sow directly into well prepared garden beds; likes a rich, moist soil and will benefit from generous applications of mulch or compost. Prefers light to medium shade. It is a wild crop that sprouts with the winter rains in summer-dry climate areas; maybe planted anytime in gardens. Fall-sown crops will overwinter under row covers and cold frames in areas as cold as zone 5. Good edible groundcover under shrubs and trees. Clip leaves for salad - they will re-grow quickly - or harvest whole. Flowers are edible.
BOTANICAL NAME: Brassica rapa
DESCRIPTION: Thousand Veined Mustard. Japanese non-heading leaf type. Many slender white ¼” stalks, with narrow dark-green, feathery, deeply-cut 12” leaves. The stalks and leaves are very mild when young and are often used in salad mixes (28 days). Vigorous plants grow quickly to 12-24” and 2-4 pounds. Cold resistant. Bolts in heat.
Excellent first early salad crop sown in spring as soon as the soil can be worked; cold resistant standby for fall/winter salads; sown in August (in Southern areas). Excellent braised or steamed-mild and versatile.