Brassica juncea var. japonica
Also known as
Gai tsoi, Leaf mustard, Chinese mustard, Mustard cabbage
This plant has a mild fragrance
Brown mustard Overview
Brassica juncea var. japonica is now recognised as a synonym or Brassica juncea. Quick growing serrated leaves that can be harvested continuously as needed. Strong tasting leaves are often used to add interest to salads and sandwiches. The usual green form is also available in a pretty reddish variant - use them both!
How to harvest Brown mustard
Pick as needed!
How to propagate Brown mustard
Sow the seeds in a sandy soil mixand transplant when about 5cm high.
Special features of Brown mustard
Other uses of Brown mustard
Leaves and flowers can be used fresh, stir-fried or cooked. Japanese love the leaves pickled!
Vegetables to Grow Through Winter
These crops will keep growing throughout the winter if provided with some protection from the worst of the winter weather.
Salad: autumn sown varieites
These tasty leaves can be sown outdoors in September and under-cover over winter