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Mustard, Oak Fire (Organic)

$3.50$32.00

Brassica juncea. 20 days baby, 40 days full.

A mix of gorgeous mustard greens perfect for salad mix. Or maybe it’s “georgeous,” which, to quote Urban Dictionary is “a transcendent beauty that forever consumes the hearts and minds of any who gaze at its stunning perfection.” Yes, that is a little hyperbolic for describing a mustard, but the excellent flavor, oak-shaped red and purple leaves with good moderate heat are hard to beat. Great for salad or bunching greens. Oak Fire has been our go-to spicy green for salad mixes. Bred in Oregon by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research for more cold hardiness and disease resistance than other red mustards. We have seen young plants go through 10°F with no snow cover or row cover.

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.

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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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