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Ruby Streaks Mustard OG

(40 days) Brassica juncea Open-pollinated. As if an artist had carefully brushed deep purple filigree on the delicately serrated leaves of mizuna. Anne Elder of Community Farm in Ann Arbor describes it as “a sweet flash of color for any raw dish.” Clayton Carter calls it “everything that the so-called Purple Mizuna should be.” Bold coloring on deeply toothed leaves. Germinates quickly, grows speedily but, unlike Mizuna, bolts rapidly. Great for multiple spring and fall cuttings, but cannot stand heat. Provides a striking contrast when bunched with Mizuna, Tokyo Bekana or Maruba Santoh. Also unlike Mizuna, has a sweet and spicy flavor, though not excessively hot. Even after it bolts, its flower buds and yellow flowers can add a tang to salads. Carter calls it “the staple of my salad and braising mixes.” “A big hit with my chef clients,” reports Georgie Smith of Coupeville, WA. Color deepens toward darker maroon in the cool of autumn.
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3227A: 1/16oz for $1.80  
3227B: 1/8oz for $3.20  
3227C: 1/2oz for $5.00  
3227D: 1oz for $8.00  
3227E: 4oz for $20.00  
3227K: 1lb for $76.00  
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Mustard

~15,600 seeds per oz. 116 oz packet sows 40 ft. Versatile for tasty microgreens. Incorporating the residues of mustard crops into your soil can reduce fungal diseases in your succession crop. Mustards are potent soil fumigants. See Yellow Mustard for mustard as a cover crop, and Yellow (White) Mustard for culinary mustard.

Asian Greens

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BSR: Bacterial Soft Rot
  • DM: Downy Mildew

Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Materials: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Materials: Spinosad, Pyganic, Mycotrol.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Milldew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Materials: Actinovate, copper compounds may help for some of these diseases.

Note: We cannot ship packets greater than ½ oz. (14 grams) of Brassica greens into the Willamette Valley. The State of Oregon prohibits shipping any commercial quantity of untreated Brassica, Raphanus or Sinapis because of a quarantine to control Blackleg.