Dark green mustard from Africa.
While technically a mustard, Amara is known by several different names including Ethiopian kale, highland kale, Abyssinian mustard, and Texsel greens. The attractive, dark green leaves are tender, slightly savoyed with a wavy margin, and have an excellent rich flavor. Good in salads or as a cooked green. Avg. 6,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 250 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica juncea
CULTURE: Sow from early spring to late summer. For bunching, sow 1/4- 1/2" deep in a 2" wide band with 15 seeds/ft., rows 18-24" apart. Cut when greens reach full-size (12-18"). For baby leaf, sow 60 seeds/ft 1/4- 1/2" deep in a 2-4" wide band. Cut entire plants at 3-6".
INSECTS: Control flea beetles and other pests with floating row covers applied at time of sowing.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: Bunching: 1 oz./1,040′, 1 lb./16,640′, 11/3 lb./acre at 15 seeds/ft. Baby leaf: 1 oz./260′, 1 lb./4,160′ at 60 seeds/ft.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 16,200.
PACKET: 250 seeds, sows 15′ bunching, 4′ baby leaf.