It is a mixture of ten varieties of Frank Morton's Indian Mustards (from Wild Garden in Oregon) plus crosses being created between these varieties. Armfuls of this blend look like leafy bouquets. The colors are varied: green, golden yellow, striped red and purple… The edges of the leaves are whole, serrated, cut… The surfaces of the leaves are smooth, embossed, shiny… The flavors are sweet, pungent and burning…. This mustard mix from Wild Garden is an OSSI-pledged mix (Open Source Seed Initiative). Great for autumn and winter planting.
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Scientific Name: Brassica juncea
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 October 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.