Mustard, Florida Broadleaf

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Geography/History:
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.

Nutritional Value:
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

Planting/Growing Tips:
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.

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