Mustard, Pizzo (Organic)
Brassica juncea. 20 days baby, 40 days full.
Light green, extra curly salad leaf mustard. Mild when baby and very hot when larger. A very winter hardy mustard that doesn’t flinch when pounded with cold rain or ice. Our first encounter with Pizzo was in a windy winter garden in Ireland and it was thriving through it all. Recommended to us as a winter salad variety by garden writer Joy Larkcom. Originally sourced from CN Seeds in England and we have been growing it here in Oregon for many years.
Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture & the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested and found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.
Sow in pots indoors February through May or August through September. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown in early spring or late summer. Hot weather may cause premature bolting and/ or extra spicy flavor. Succession sow to extend harvest. Flowers are edible.
Collect seeds from overwintered or early spring sown plants, selecting for slowest bolting. Cut seed heads when pods are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassicas of the same species by ½ mile.