A Japanese mustard that has beautiful purple leaves with green undersides and stems.
OP A new favourite in our garden, this Japanese mustard has beautiful purple leaves with green undersides and stems. The smaller leaves are milder and best raw in salads or sandwiches. The larger leaves have a stronger spicy flavour and are great stir-fried or added to soups. A very winter hardy green, but also slow to bolt in summer. This green self-seeds readily in a variety of soil types and is an accumulator for phosphorus and sulphur in the soil. Annual, height to 1m, frost hardy.
Sow in early spring and early summer for Autumn/Winter supply. Direct sow in rows 20cm apart or sow in trays and prick out to 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves appear. Transplant at 20cm diagonal spacing into fertile soil.