Broad dark vibrant purple leaves with bright green stems. Mild to spicy flavor. Color appears early on young leaves. Color fades under row cover but will return a couple days after being uncovered. Best for baby leaf as it is quick to bolt. Tags: Color: Purple, Season: Spring Fall Winter, Seed: Safe Seed Pledge.
Probably first cultivated for its seed northwest Asia. Seeds can be ground as seasoning or used whole in soups, curries and pickling. Heating seeds reduces pungency. Secondary center of diversity in central and western China, eastern India, Burma and westward to the Near East. Mustards are a good source of vitamins, fiber, minerals, calcium and iron. Edible flowers. Delicious mustard greens recipes