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Giant Red Mustard (Autumn)


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Easy to grow mustard leaves

This is a fabulous plant that stays reasonably small over autumn and winter before it suddenly grows quite large in spring. It’s great looking! Best used as a cut and come again leaf it has a really punchy, mustardy flavour. Add baby leaves to salads or treat larger leaves like spinach and wilt them down. If it’s mild you’ll get leaves right through from November to late Spring (and beyond!) Plant approx 30cm apart. There is a growing guide included with the plants.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Giant Red (organic*)

In the kitchen: Cut mustard leaves young for a baby leaf salad or leave to mature to use in stir fries and stews.

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and can be grown outside, but will grow faster in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

When to harvest: You can start picking the outer leaves a month or so after planting. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between September and mid/late October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.