Mustard, Bald Head
70-90 days. This unusual root crop is a winter staple in northern China and parts of Japan, and may be poised to become the next exciting winter crop for market farmers and homesteaders. Roots are smooth and shiny like a bald head, and have a mild spicy mustard flavor. A refreshing, cool-season crop that is typically pickled or stir fried, this crunchy and juicy root is considered a good source of vitamins and nutrients during the long winter months.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 5-8 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65-70 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Brassica juncea v. napiformis
Growing Tips: Tolerant of heat and frost but best planted in cool spring or fall conditions. Sow in place. Prefers rich soil; harvest individual leaves or cut entire plant.