Mustard Seeds - Southern Giant Curled
- 300 Seeds
- Matures in 30-40 Days
- Large, Curly Dark Green Leaves
- Grows 2-3 Feet Tall
- High in Vitamins A, K, C, and Calcium
- Cold-Hardy and Frost Tolerant
- Fast-Growing and Drought Resistant
- Suitable for Full Sun to Partial Shade
History: The legacy of the Southern Giant Curled Mustard dates back generations. Historically rooted in the Southern regions of the United States, this mustard green variety has been a cherished part of culinary traditions. As a staple in many Southern dishes, its prominence in the culinary world speaks to its unique flavor and adaptability. Over time, its popularity has expanded beyond regional boundaries, establishing it as a sought-after green among gardeners and chefs alike.
Uses: The large, crinkled leaves of the Southern Giant Curled Mustard aren’t just aesthetically pleasing; they're also packed with a punch of flavor and nutrition. Their spicy undertones make them an excellent addition to salads, providing a zesty kick. Moreover, their robustness means they hold up well in sandwiches or when lightly sautéed for stir-fries. Beyond their culinary uses, these greens are nutritional powerhouses. They are brimming with essential vitamins like A, K, and C, and are a good source of calcium, ensuring that dishes are not just tasty but health-boosting too.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Southern Giant Curled Mustard is a delight to cultivate, given its resilience and adaptability. These plants flourish under full sun to partial shade, and while they appreciate well-drained soil, they're forgiving to various soil conditions. To kickstart your crop, plant the seeds post the last frost or initiate them indoors, transplanting once the seedlings boast 2-3 leaves. Consistent moisture is key to their growth, but they're also drought-tolerant, making them perfect for various climates. Being a cool-season crop, they exhibit a robust nature, handling frost with ease. Within a mere 30-40 days post-planting, you'll be greeted with a lush spread of these spicy greens, ready to be harvested and enjoyed.