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Mustard plant 'Red Giant'

Brassica juncea

Red Giant is a popular variety of Mustard plant, which belongs to the Mustard genus (Brassica juncea 'Red Giant').

A large reddish-purple broadleaf savoy mustard. Cool season vegetable, grown in spring & a second crop in fall. Slow to bolt & cold tolerant. Showy plant, often used in edible landscaping.

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Red Giant is known for its clump-forming growing habit.

Japan is believed to be where Red Giant originates from.

As Red Giant Mustard plant is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

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How to grow Mustard plant 'Red Giant'

  • Partial Sun

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  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Giant is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ensure your soil is loamy, sandy and potting mix and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 as Mustard plant is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Red Giant from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Red Giant about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red Giant

Cool season vegetable. Can be sown or planted outside as soon as the ground can be worked.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Red Giant is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Red Giant

Mustard plant 'Red Giant' information

How long does Red Giant take to grow?

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Other Names for Mustard plant 'Red Giant'

Japanese Giant Red

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