Mustard Ruby Streaks
Mustard Ruby Streaks is a really attractive mustard salad leaf. The mixture of green and purple in the leaf ranges from a small splash of colour, through variegation to a nearly full purple. Like other coloured mustards, the colder the temperature the more vibrant the colouring. The leaves are heavily serrated and the flavour is sweet and spicy. The leaves get hotter as the plant matures.
Sow – Aug to Oct and Feb to April (cool climate)
Spacing – 20cm plants, 30 rows.
Encyclopædia Britannica states that mustard was grown by the Indus Civilization of 2500–1700 BC. According to the Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission, “Some of the earliest known documentation of mustard’s use dates back to Sumerian and Sanskrit texts from 3000 BC”.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 18 to 22 C (around 5-10 days to germination)