Mustard, Southern Giant (Brassica juncea) - 100 Seeds

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Southern Giant Mustard (Brassica juncea) - 250 Seeds

•All Americana Selections winner
•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow

Description:
All-America Selections winner for 1935 and long-time southern favorite with mild, mustardy flavor. With crumpled, frilled edges, the bright green leaves impart a mild, mustardy flavor. Served raw, the young leaves are tasty in salads-they're also delicious lightly stir-fried or sauteed. Superb candidate for freezing or canning. Cold-resistant and slow to bolt, the large, upright and vigorous plants spread to 18-24". Harvest young leaves in about 50 days or more mature leaves in about 70.


Growing Instructions:
Since mustard greens thrive in cool weather, they taste best when grown as an early spring or fall crop. For a spring crop, direct sow the seed in full sun and rich soil about four weeks before the last expected spring frost, and lightly rake them into the soil. Keep the rows 10-12" apart. When the seedlings emerge, thin them to 5-6" apart. For a continual harvest, plant more mustard every 10-14 days. For fall planting, plant the seeds in late summer or early fall about 10 weeks before the first hard frost. Climates with warmer winters may be able to grow mustard from fall to spring. Keep the plants moist and free from weeds. A thick layer of mulch will help conserve moisture, control weeds, and keep the greens free from dirt. For baby greens, pick the leaves when they reach a height of 4-5 inches; baby greens are tender and flavorful, perfect for salads. The entire plant can be harvested at any point, or individual leaves taken for a continuous harvest. Mature leaves, which tend to be stronger in flavor, often taste best when cooked. Avoid using leaves that have begun to turn yellow, as these have passed their prime. Once cut, greens keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. They also freeze well when blanched.


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