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Edible Spotlight: Mizuna Red Kingdom Japanese Mustard

All-America Selections has named Mizuna Red Kingdom a National Winner. This is the first time that a Mizuna (Japanese mustard) has been named a winner. This edible maintains its beautiful reddish-purple foliage all season long. It is a well-behaved plant that does not bolt like other mustards. We love that this edible is at home in the kitchen garden as well as the container garden or tucked into a border garden for great punctuations of color. This mild-tasting mustard produces a higher yield than other varieties and holds its own in the summer heat.

mustard Edible Spotlight Horticulture

Common Name: ‘Red Kingdom’ Mizuna Japanese Mustard
Type: Biennial
Foliage: Red
Height: up to 10 inches
Width: space plants ¾ of an inch apart
Days to harvest: sowing seeds: 3-5 weeks
Days to harvest transplants: 2 weeks

Growing: For best results, direct sow seeds in the garden when you would other baby greens. Plant in full sun. Begin harvesting at around 3 to 5 weeks and continue to harvest through the growing season.

Photo courtesy of All-America Selections