Texsel Greens – Abyssinian mustard (Organic)
A selection of Abyssinian mustard. Excellent flavor with some garlic overtones. One of Andrew’s favorite salad greens, especially in early winter, though Sarah likes it more for braising. Dark green, oval leaves with slightly irregular edges average 4-7” long. May size up enough for bunching, but does not get as big as other B. caranata. Plants grow 2-3′ tall and don’t produce many leaves. Succession sowing recommended. Possibly developed in the Netherlands, species originates in Ethiopia. We sourced this from Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds in Ireland.
As required by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Washington Crucifer Quarantine, all Brassica family seed lots have been tested & found negative for blackleg (Phoma lingam) by an approved, certified lab.
Sow in pots indoors February through October. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting. May also be direct sown from early spring through late summer. Sow in succession for extended harvest. Flowers are also edible.
Collect seeds from spring sown plants, selecting for slowest bolting. Cut seedheads when seeds are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Isolate from other Brassica caranata by ½ mile.
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