‘Red Giant’ mustard boasts large maroon leaves with green veins that provide both an ornamental beauty and a delicious green. Their flavor intensifies in older leaves and hotter weather, providing an interesting note of horseradish. This variant is faster growing and spicier than traditional southern mustards. Cold tolerant and bolt resistant. Plants grow up to 12″-24″ tall. Botanical Interests’® Red Giant Mustard Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 112 feet.
40 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–75°F.
For Successive Sowings: Sow every 3 weeks until 10-12 weeks before your average first fall frost date for continuous harvest. In mild climates, sow in late fall through winter for cool–season harvest.
Indoors: Not recommended, as transplant stress can cause plants to bolt (prematurely flower).
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.