Purple Rapa Mix Gene Pool Mustard - Organic

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Purple Rapa Mix Gene Pool Mustard - Organic

Brassica rapa
(45 days) Another of Frank Morton’s distinctive gene pools, a select population from crossing Pink Lettucy and Wong Bok with Scarlet Ohno. Morton touts its “huge seeds for big competitive seedlings.” Competitive is an understatement. This one has vigor. Morton says best color in winter, but it was plenty showy from an April 18 sowing: tall frilly medium-hot serrated green leaves with purple veins and shading, with nice variation among plants. Juicy midribs with an invigorating tang that gained heat as the weather did. Refusing to bolt, they grew into giants by July 4. Plenty of great eating here. OSSI Independent Breeder. BACK!


3249 Purple Rapa Mix Gene Pool - Organic
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Mustards

About 8,750-22,000 seeds per oz, with wide variability among varieties.

Versatile for tasty microgreens. Mustards are potent soil fumigants. Incorporating the residues of mustard crops into your soil can reduce fungal diseases in your succession crop. See Mustard from Organic Growers Supply for a cover crop, and Yellow (White) Mustard for culinary mustard.

Saving Seed: Saving mustard green seed is easy! Let your spring sowing of mustards bolt. The flowers develop into narrow seed pods. Once pods dry on the stems, they can be easily broken open for seed. To ensure true-to-type seed, grow only one open-pollinated variety per season (or let only one flower!)

Asian Greens

  • All open-pollinated except where noted.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after sowing; from transplant, subtract 20 days.

Culture: Wire hoops and row cover keep out flea beetles and are a must for pristine salad or braising mixes!

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • BL: Black Leg
  • Black Rot
  • 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.
Material controls: 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.
Material controls: Spinosad, Pyganic.

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.
Material controls: Copper.

Note: because of a rule issued by Oregon, we cannot ship brassica packets larger than ½ oz. (14 grams) into the Willamette Valley, except those that have tested negative for Black Leg and Black Rot. Check descriptions for information.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.