A southern favorite produces one of the first greens in Spring. A mild-flavored mustard, Florida Broadleaf produces large, broad, rich green leaves of appetizing pungency. Greens may be steamed, sauteed or cooked in broth. Easily grown in the north.
Mustard Greens are among the most nutritious of greens, rich in vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, iron and potassium. Like other Brassicas they also contain a variety of cancer preventing phytochemicals.
Sun: Full to partial
Spacing: 3” to 6”
Height: 12” to 18”
Optimum Soil Ph: 5.5 to 6.8
Days To Maturity: 48
Sowing Method: Directly Outdoors
In spring or fall, sow directly into soil 1/8” deep about 1“ apart. Keep well watered. For additional crops, sow a new patch every 20-30 days.