Tendergreen Spinach Mustard
(Brassica rapa) Smooth, delicate leaves with a mild spinach-like flavor and excellent texture. We love the flavor of spinach, but in certain years it can be a struggle to grow enough of it to suit our needs. Tendergreen mustard offers the flavor and texture of spinach, but with greater yields and easier care. It does bolt slightly earlier than other mustard varieties, so it is best to sow spring plantings early enough that they will mature before the weather gets hot. Successive fall plantings can be made beginning six weeks before first frost. Harvests can be extended into early winter if cold frames are used. 40 days to harvest. 500 seeds/pkt.
CULTURE: Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked. Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 1" apart in rows 18" apart. Germination will occur in 7-14 days. Once seedlings have emerged, thin to one plant every 3-6". Successive fall plantings can be made beginning six weeks before first frost.
Based on my experience with Thresh seeds, I expect that these will perform well.
We planted the seed in our small tiered seasonal greens garden and sprinkled water on them. We misted them each day for a couple of days and they started pushing above the soil. We then gently watered them until they produced a ground cover. From then on, with once weekly rain the Tendergreen Spinach Mustard grew rapidly and was harvested a couple of times per week. The greens were tender and flavorful and lasted through several freezes and finally were killed by 0 degree weather in mid January. From the first harvesting to the last harvesting, the greens were full of flavor. We will be planting twice a year from now on.