Red Frill mustard is a leafy green also commonly known as Ruby Streaks or Scarlet Frill. It has deeply serrated, oak-shaped burgundy leaves contrasted by thin wasabi green stems. Its texture is crunchy yet tender and its flavor robust and peppery. It is known as one of the spiciest in the mustard green family.
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Harvest in: 5 - 6 weeks
- Red Frill Mustard is a heat-sensitive plant that grows best at 18 - 24 °C / 64 - 75 °F.
- You may start harvesting single leaves approximately 3 weeks after planting or harvest the whole pod starting from one month of growing - it is up to you. The flavor intensifies as the plant pod ages. If you prefer a milder mustard taste, harvest it soon.
- Mustard leaves are very low in calories and fats, but extremely rich in Vitamin K, A and C, and an excellent source of several essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, and manganese.
- You may harvest the outer largest leaves first for continuous harvest, but it is not recommended to let the pod age more than 2 months. Until then it has the best taste and nutritional value.