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Purple Rapa Mix Gene Pool

Purple Rapa Mix Gene Pool Mustard OG

(45 days) Brassica spp. Open-pollinated. Another of Morton’s distinctive gene pools, Purple Rapa Mix is a select population of breeding material from crossing Pink Lettucy and Wong Bok with Scarlet Ohno. In his Wild Garden Seed catalog, Morton advertises it as “huge seeds for big competitive seedlings.” Competitive is an understatement. As President Kennedy would have said, this one has “vigah,” racing out of the starting gate and never looking back. Morton says best color in winter, but it showed plenty when planted April 18, nice tall frilly medium-hot serrated green leaves with purple veins and shading, with plenty of interesting variation between plants. Refusing to bolt, they grew into giants by July 4, sporting juicy midribs with an invigorating tang that gained heat as the weather did. Plenty of great eating here. OSSI. Seed purchased directly from the independent breeder.
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3249A: 1/16oz for $1.80  
sold out, substitute 3239.
3249B: 1/8oz for $3.20  
sold out, substitute 3239.
3249C: 1/2oz for $7.00  
sold out, substitute 3239.
3249D: 1oz for $12.00  
sold out, substitute 3239.
3249E: 4oz for $40.00  
sold out, substitute 3239.
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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.