Botanical Interests Organic Mizuna Mustard Greens
The tender, mild, slightly peppery young leaves of Mizuna Mustard are perfect for mesclun salad mixes. The flavor is not as pungent as common or Chinese mustard, and the leaves can also be steamed or stir-fried in a multitude of dishes. Leaves are ready to harvest in just three weeks after seedlings emerge and will withstand heat longer than lettuce without bolting. Mizuna's looks are deceptive – this beautiful, graceful, branching plant may have a delicate appearance, but its seedlings are tough and will germinate outdoors under cold and wet spring conditions.
An heirloom variety, Mizuna is believed to have evolved originally from India and is prized as much for its ornamental beauty as its culinary value. The mounds of thin, holly-like serrated leaves seem to "float" above the ground when planted as a border, or in the flower garden as a backdrop for low-growing flowers such as alyssum or lobelia. The plants grow quickly which also makes them great for hiding daffodil and crocus foliage once flowers are done blooming.
When to plant outside: As soon as soil can be worked in spring or 4-6 weeks before the average last frost. After the initial sowing, sow every 3 weeks until early fall for continuous harvest. In mild winter climates, it can be sown in late fall through winter for later winter or early spring harvest.
When to start inside: Not necessary. (Germinates well outdoors and grows quickly.)
Contents: Brassica - rapa
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.