Early and Heavy-bearing!
Large, thick leaves of deepest green have a mild, savory flavor.
Variety: Savanna Hybrid
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 350 seeds
Days to Maturity: 20
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 350
Plant Height: 6 in – 18 in
Plant Width: 2 in – 12 in
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season,Cut-and-Come-Again,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Season Extenders
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall,Late Fall,Late Spring,Mid Fall,Mid Spring
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 350 seeds
The earliest Mustard Green we grow, Savanna Hybrid sets huge, tasty green leaves less than 3 weeks after planting! A great choice for baby greens as well as mature mustard, Savanna offers uniform, bushy plants that hold their harvest in the field much longer than open-pollinated types. Boasting high garden performance combined with great yields, Savanna offers a mild, rich flavor that the whole family will enjoy.
This Mustard Green is useful for both spring and fall crops. In spring, Savanna holds very well if the weather turns warm too early. Most Mustards will acquire a bitter, sharp flavor if exposed to too much heat, but Savanna resists this well, extending your season by several weeks. In fall, it holds up well to first frosts, with no loss of texture.
Sow seed outdoors in early spring or, for fall crops, 6 to 8 weeks before first fall frost. It can also be started indoors for transplant. Sowing successively (new plantings every 2 or 3 weeks) is a great way to keep fresh greens growing longer. Savanna works well in patio containers, and is ornamental enough to plant among your cool-season flowers, such as pansies, snapdragons, and primroses.
Space (or thin) the seedlings 3 to 5 inches apart in the garden for baby greens, or 12 inches apart for full-sized mustard plants. Ideally, the rows should be about 15 inches apart. Mustard greens tolerate light frost, but are not as cold-hardy as collards or kale, so for growing in autumn, keep an eye on the weather and pick these greens before a killing frost is forecast! For spring crops, be sure to harvest before the plant goes to flower. Pkt is 1/16 oz. (350 seeds).