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10 Autumn Frills Mustard Vegetables
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10 Autumn Frills Mustard

Brassica juncea 'Frills'

SKU: VEG0113

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Punchy salad with a hint of mustard
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The Highlights

    • Dark red and green frilly textured leaves
    • Brings a sweet, mustardy punch to salads and other dishes
    • Rich in antioxidants
    • The mature leaves bring a fabulous flavour to Asian dishes
    • You can start harvesting as soon as the leaves reach 5-10cm (probably in November) and if you keep picking off the leaves it will keep producing more for you to enjoy right through the colder months.
    • Plant in both spring or autumn and enjoy summer and winter vegetable crops!

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Supplied as:

10 Plug Plants

Height on arrival:

5-10cm
Your plants will arrive at a height between 5-10cm

Eventual height:

30-45cm

Eventual spread:

20cm
Plants will reach a spread of approx 20cm

Tasting notes:

Sweet, crisp and mustardy

Time to first crop:

4 weeks
Mustard grows fast, so you can begin picking leaves in about 4 weeks, when the leaves are 15-20cm long. Left alone, leaves reach their full size of 38-40cm long in about 6 weeks.

Hardiness:

Hardy
Will withstand a light frost but cover with fleece if heavy frosts or snow are forecast

Uses:

Salads and garnishes

Rootstock:

Spacing:

20cm
Plant 20cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

Slugs and snails can be a problem for Mustard. To prevent slug damage keep the area around the lettuces clean and dry as possible, especially during the night. Use barriers such as crushed egg shells or copper wire. If the problem is known then you can use specific slug-killing nematodes–make sure you read the instructions on the package. Flea beetle may also be a problem. You can protect the plants from flea beetle using fine mesh.

Water regularly

Mustard greens need a steady supply of water — if it’s not raining enough, water at the first sign of wilt. If watering, apply 3cm of water in one watering to encourage deep rooting. More frequent, light watering encourages roots to stay near the soil surface, which makes plants susceptible to drought.MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Mustard will do best in a position where the plants will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day, but will also tolerate some shade.MORE

Fertile, free-draining soil

Will grow well in a mix of three parts compost and one part topsoil. Mustard does best in soils with a pH of 6.5-6.8.MORE

Feeding not required

Mustard will benefit from plenty of rich organic matter or manure mixed in with the soil but does not require feeding after planting.MORE

Pruning not required

No pruning needed.MORE