Mustard, Southern Giant Curled

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Geography/History:
Mustard greens originated in the Himalayan region of India and have been grown and consumed for more than 5,000 years. Mustard greens are a notable vegetable in many different cuisines, ranging from Chinese to Southern American. Like turnip greens, they may have become an integral part of Southern cuisine during the times of slavery, serving as a substitute for the greens that were an essential part of Western African foodways. While India, Nepal, China and Japan are among the leading producers of mustard greens, a significant amount of mustard greens are grown in the United States as well.

 

Nutritional Value:
Southern Giant has an excellent flavor packed full of vitamins A, B, and C!  Slow to bolt.  Typically used later in the season for its superior cold tolerance.

Sun:                             Full to partial
Spacing:                     6”
Height:                        10” to 20”
Optimum Soil Ph:    6.0 – 7.5
Days To Maturity:    56
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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