Southern Giant Curled Heirloom Mustard Green Seeds
Southern Giant Curled Mustard Green Seeds:
This is one of the fastest growing heirloom mustards,
but one of the slowest to bolt.
Used for fresh market and processing.
Plant produces good yields of
large dark green frilled mustard leaves.
Southern giant curled is high in Vitamin A, B, and C.
Southern Giant Curled is known for its desirable flavor
when cooked as in stir-fry and soups or
when young leaves are used fresh in salads.
Southern Giant Curled is a beloved classic mustard green.
The bright green leaves are tinged with yellow at harvest,
and the flavor is always pungent and full-bodied,
with the authentic "mustard green" bite.
Harvest tender young leaves,
as older leaves have a very sharp taste.
Days To Maturity: 48-56 days.
Approximately 100 seeds per packet.
Botanical Name: Brassica Juncea.
Prepare the soil as you would for cabbage,
a near relative, by adding compost or other forms
of organic matter and working it in well.
Mustard prefers full sun,
and grows best in cool weather,
with a regular watering schedule.
You can start either indoors or outdoors,
however direct sown crops seem to
establish themselves faster and grow more vigorously.
From early spring, when the soil can be worked,
direct sow the Mustard Green seeds 1" apart,
with a seed depth of ¼”.
Germination Soil Temperature: 40-55ºF (4-13º)C.
Germination period is 6-10 days.
Late fall through early spring.
How To Harvest Southern Giant Curled
Mustard Greens Heirloom Seeds
Cut off the seed stalk in late summer after it has yellowed
but before the seedpods begin to split open.
Cut the stalk beneath the lowest seedpod on the stem.
Place the seed stalks in a paper bag as you collect them.
Mustard pods break open easily
when disturbed so the bag catches any seeds that drop out.
Set the open bag in an 80 F or warmer location,
placing it away from direct sunlight.
Dry the stalks for one to two weeks or
until the pods begin splitting and spilling the seeds.
Remove the stems and empty pods from the paper bag.
Pour the seeds into a bowl
and separate out any nonseed plant material.
Shake into the bowl any seeds remaining in the pods.
Store your dried mustard seeds in
an airtight container in a cool, dry place.