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DRAGON TONGUE

DRAGON TONGUE

ORGANIC SEED

$3.95
$3.95

Product Description:

Brassica juncea 40 days. Probably the prettiest mustard green we’ve seen, Dragon Tongue is a sweet and jaw-dropping beauty. Frilly, crinkled leaves are vibrant green with purple veins and thick, brilliant white midribs. With a flavor to match its looks, it’s full-flavored and succulent without being overly spicy. Superb in stir-fries or robust winter salads.
Soil Temp for Germ 40–75°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 6–18"
Row Spacing 9–18"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram 450
Seed Life 3 years

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Mustard greens are easy crops to grow if planted in early spring or late summer
• Mustards are best directly sown

Direct Sowing
• Make a furrow 6 inches deep and sprinkle 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet in the bottom of the furrow
• Backfill the furrow and plant the seed
• Thin after second set of true leaves
• Sow July—August for a fall crop

Transplanting
• Start indoors 3-5 weeks before anticipated transplant
• Put out after the danger of hard frost, and use 1/4 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer around each plant
• For a fall crop: start July—August for transplanting August—September

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin, silver mulch, or row covers at planting
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

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