Da Ping Pu Mustard Green


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Da Ping Pu Mustard Greens are a staple in Chinese cuisine, loved for their meaty stems, unique aromatic-bitter taste and versatility in cooking. Da Ping Pu grows thick and wide petioles and leaves that bunch together into compact 2-3-pound heads. Mustard greens are grown all-year round in China due to their ability to grow well in a wide-variety of conditions. Try stir-fried with soy sauce and ginger, infused in noodle soups, braised with pork belly, finely chopped with pork to stuff dumplings, or pickled to create a tangy condiment!  

Also Known As: Head Mustard, Heart Mustard, Gai Choy, Swatow Mustard Greens, Mustard Cabbage, Big Mustard Greens, Dai Gai Choy, Haam Choy, Preserved Sour Mustard, Cantonese Salted Mustard, Indian Head Mustard, Ji Cai, Kai Choi, Cantonese Cabbage, Bao Sin Kai Tsai, Brassica Juncea Mustard, Chinese Chi Sin, Bao Sin Kai Tsai, Bau Sin, Haam Choy,芥菜.

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Plant Name:
Mustard Green, Da Ping Pu
Latin Name:
Brassica juncea
Days to Germinate: 6-10
Days to Harvest: 70
Germination Rate: 93%
Test Date: 8/23
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Open-Pollinated, Heirloom
Fungicide-Treated Seeds:*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2024

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Mustard greens are a cool-season crop and does well in the cool temperatures of Spring and Fall. Soil temperature should be at least 50F for seeds to sprout. Use a hoe handle or stick to make a 1/2 inch furrow deep down the center of the ridge.  Plant 1-2 seeds in the furrows spaced 8 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water.

Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
16 inches
Between-Row Spacing:
2-3 feet


Care During the Season:

Watering: Water plants moderately. If the soil moisture is low, water but avoid waterlogging soil. Try to avoid wetting foliage to prevent diseases.

Weeding: Keep plants free of weeds, which rob weak root systems of nutrients and moisture.

Insecticides: Insecticides may be used to protect plants. Bt-based insecticides and sulfur are organic options that can be used for prevention. Sevin is a synthetic option. Sulfur also has fungicidal properties and helps in controlling many diseases. Before using a pesticide, please read the label and always follow cautions, warnings and directions.

Diseases: Disease can happen in cloudy, damp weather. Check plants daily and treat with an approved fungicide if diseases do appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Please always follow label directions.


Mustard greens can be harvested at any stage of maturity. Fully mature mustard green leaves may be harvested when stems are full-sized and thick, about 12" in height. Cut individual outside leaves or harvest the whole head by cutting the base at the soil level. Harvest regularly for continuous growth.


Nutrition Facts:

Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 11 mg 0%
Potassium 215 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g 0%
Dietary fiber 1.8 g 7%
Sugar 0.7 g
Protein 1.6 g 3%
Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 4% Iron 3%
Vitamin D 5% Vitamin B-6 0%
Cobalamin 4% Magnesium 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.