Mustard, Dragon Tongue / Ho Mi Z (Organic)

Brassica juncea. 20 days baby, 40 days full.

Hands down the most beautiful red mustard for salad mix. The leaf color is green and purple, hard to describe, and reminiscent of the 1990s fractal posters that Sarah had in her room as a teenager. Very slow to bolt in spring, it has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors. Sizes up enough to be used in stir-fry. Bred by Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon, and renamed Dragon Tongue by Elanor O’Brien of Persephone Farm in Lebanon, Oregon. It is Frank’s favorite fall mustard and Andrew’s favorite spring mustard. Selected from a cross between Horned and Miike mustards.

Seed produced by Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon.

As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab. 

SizeClear

Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil early spring through late fall. Transplant into the garden to 6” centers, about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown. Gets very spicy in summers heat. Also a good choice for winter gardens in our area.

Seed Savings

Collect seeds from 20 or more plants when seedheads are dry. Place seed stalks on a tarp, dance to thresh. Collect seeds and winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassica juncea by 1⁄2 mile.

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