Red giant

Red giant

Brassica juncea var. rugosa


Asian vegetable with wide, mildly curled, red leaves. It has an interesting, slightly spicy taste.


Asian vegetables (brassica) is sown and cut as a salad that is cut. It can also make rosettes. The plants are resistant to cold, therefore they are sown in late summer or autumn and harvested throughout the winter. It is suitable for cultivation in greenhouses or outside.


They can be used fresh in salads or sandwiches, or they can be cooked like spinach. The taste is similar to horseraddish or mustard.

Sowing time
Planting time
Harvest time
Distance between plants/rows
No. of seeds in 1g
Amount of seeds in standard packet
for 80-100 plants
Optimum temperature for germination
Seeding rate
Needs watering
Goes well with
chard, beans, peas, eggplant, kohlrabi, carrot, potato, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, leek, beetroot, radish, turnip, lettuce, spinach, celery, camomile, mint, caraway, dill, coriander, borage, sage, thyme, wormwood
Doesn't go well with
onion, garlic, strawberries, mustard

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