Mustard Wasabina has that distinctive spice of wasabi that is a favourite flavour for many homes and chefs. Wasabina’s extremely frilly, serrated leaves offer a lovely textural addition to dishes, and its mild, sweet spice is absolutely delicious. Fully grown, these cold-tolerant plants reach 25cm tall but they can be sown densely for babyleaf production.
Sow – Aug to Oct and Feb to April (cool climate), hot days in summer may cause flowering but this variety is slow bolting. Dense baby leaf production is possible in summer if protected from the hot sun and kept well watered.
Spacing – 20cm plants, 30cm 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)