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Mustard Ethiopian (Amara)

Mustard Ethiopian (Amara)

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Brassica carinata. As its name suggests, this cousin of kale (technically, it’s a mustard) is grown as a leafy green in Ethiopia. The leaves have a milder flavour than either kale or mustard, but are rich in nutrients. The flowers are highly attractive to honey bees, and the seeds are a potential source for bio-fuel. The plants are cold hardy and drought resistant. Grow for tasty, nutritious baby greens or full size leaves. Blanching or stir-frying the full sized leaves makes them more tender and tasty. Suitable for planting in containers or raised beds.

Matures in 48 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

    • Tasty and nutritious
    • Milder than kale or mustard greens
    • Works in containers
    • Matures in 48 days
    • Open pollinated seeds



Brassica oleracea var. acephala
Family: Brassicaceae



Season & Zone

Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: Winter hardy to Zone 6.


Direct sow in early spring to mid-summer for summer to winter harvests. Or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, and transplant out as soon as the soil warms up. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F). Seeds should germinate in 7-10 days.

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