Sweet and Beautiful Mustard
Vibrant Ultraviolet Mustard greens is a stunning midnight purple lobed leaves with a vibrant magenta-violet petiole and veins. The violet color deepens with cold weather. Great variety for bringing color in the garden and in your plate for the cool season. Great Mustard greens for salads. Bred by Franck Morton and part of the OSSI pledged varieties. Great for autumn and winter planting.
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Scientific Name: Brassica rapa
Plant Life Cycle: annual to biennial herb
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 5-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 40-90 days
Sunlight: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow directly outdoors after last chance of frost has passed from May to August into well prepared soil in a sunny spot when temperatures reach around 16-18C. Sow seeds thinly into drills 1 cm deep and 38 cm apart.