Red Kyona Mizuna

Quick Facts:

    • Microgreens in 14 days
    • Baby leaf greens in 21 days
    • Mature mustard greens in 40 days
    • Unique texture and flavour
    • Hybrid seeds

Red Kyona Mizuna

Description:

Red Kyona Mizuna mustard seeds develop into baby greens in as few as 21 days! Leaves are mature for salad mixes in only 40 days. Deep red/purple leaves with slight green petioles. This Kyona type mizuna looks spectacular in salad mixes. Its flavour is mild, but it has a very nice texture. The feathery leaves add air and body to salad mixes, and grow very quickly. Bright overhead light will improve the bronze/purple colour of the leaves. All mizuna varieties are good candidates for winter gardening from fall planting, as well as microgreens.

Matures in 40 days. (Hybrid seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1g (approx. 790 seeds) MU563A $3.29 Unavailable  
5g (approx. 3950 seeds) MU563B $5.29 Unavailable  
25g (approx. 19750 seeds) MU563C $11.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
100g (approx. 79000 seeds) MU563D $34.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
500g (approx. 395000 seeds) MU563E $109.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Microgreens in 14 days
    • Baby leaf greens in 21 days
    • Mature mustard greens in 40 days
    • Unique texture and flavour
    • Hybrid seeds

How To Grow

Easy to grow, versatile in the kitchen, and packed with vitamins and minerals, these plants produce edible leaves and stalks and many can be grown year round. It’s worth getting to know these varieties better. All varieties can be used to grow micro-greens and sprouts. Continue reading below to learn how to grow mustard greens from seed.

Latin
Brassica juncea & Brassica rapa
Family: Brassicaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Season: Cool-season
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Mustards are cool season plants that grow quickly and then bolt. Direct sow with frost protection as early as late winter or without protection from early to late spring. Sowing short rows every 3 weeks allows for a continuous harvest of both baby leaves and full sized plants. Sow again in late summer for late fall and winter harvests. Optimal soil temperature: 21°C (70°F). Seeds should sprout in 5-10 days.

Starting
If growing to full size, sow 3-4 seeds in each spot you want a plant to grow. Sow 5mm-1cm (¼-½”) deep and thin to the strongest plant, spaced 10-15cm (4-6″) in the row. All mustards can be grown in containers for baby salad greens. Sow these as you would mesclun mixes, with seeds spaced as near as possible to 1cm (½”) apart.

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. One cup of complete organic fertilizer will provide nutrition for 3m (10′) of row. Water regularly. Expect mustards to bolt in hot weather. Provide protection in winter by using a cloche or heavy row cover. At all other times, plan on growing fast and harvesting fast, like spinach. Planting short rows every two weeks works best for the home garden for a constant harvest.

Harvest
Cut individual leaves, or the whole plant at whatever stage of maturity you desire. Young leaves tend to be more tender and less powerfully flavoured as mature leaves. Some varieties will develop a slight bitterness in fully mature leaves. The leaves can be blanched (or run through a food processor) and then frozen, or even dried and flaked for soup mixes. But the plants are so cold hardy, fresh leaves should be available to the determined gardener 12 months of the year. Whole plants can also be pickled for long term storage.

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 70% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 400 seeds, per acre: 174M seeds.

Diseases & Pests
Slugs and woodlice (sow bugs) may nibble young seedlings, but overall, these plants are trouble free. Keep the garden free from debris and excess water, where both of these pests like to go during the day. If leaves show lots of tiny holes, flea beetles are the problem. Prevent early spring infestations by using lightweight row cover.