We have introduced a limit on the orders we can take today
See our coronavirus FAQs

mustard 'Red Giant'

mustard / Brassica juncea 'Red Giant'

Eventual height & spread

mustard 'Red Giant'

mustard / Brassica juncea 'Red Giant'

  • shipped within 2 weeks
  • approx 350 seeds
  • £1.89
Delivery options
  • Standard
  • Next / named day
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil

    Peppery and packed with flavour, this easy-to-grow oriental salad leaf will lift your cooking to a whole new level. Use sparingly to add pizazz to lettuce leaf mixes, scatter on pizzas for some extra bite, or use in a spicy stir-fries. It's a good-looking plant, too, with large, red-tinged leaves intensifying to deep burgundy purple in cold weather. The flavour gets hotter and more mustardy as plants mature, so for a milder taste pick leaves young.

  • Growing Instructions Sow sparingly in shallow drills in a sheltered spot in sun or light shade. Once seedlings appear, thin to 20cm apart if growing to full size: if harvesting as baby leaves plants can grow as close as 3cm. Keep well watered and if you protect late sowings with cloches they'll keep growing throughout the winter.

  • Sow: April to September

  • Harvest: June to October

Goes well with