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Florida Broadleaf Mustard Seeds

Florida Broadleaf Mustard Seeds

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~2.0 g (~800 seeds)
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Florida Broadleaf' can't be beat—flavor and productivity have made it a long-time favorite of Southern gardeners and cooks. Gardeners everywhere can grow and enjoy these healthful, delicious greens. Small leaves can be harvested for baby greens and added fresh to salads. Large leaves can be prepared a variety of ways.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 45–60 days

Family: Brassicaceae

Native: Widespread, probably Asia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Plant Dimensions: 16"–22" tall

Variety Info: Large, dark green oval leaves with serrated edges up to 10" long, and 8" wide

Attributes: Good for Containers, Frost Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date for continuous harvest. Mild Climates: Sow in late fall through winter for cool–season harvest.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; transplant stress can cause plants to bolt (prematurely flower).

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4" – 6"

Row Spacing: 12"–18"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 4" – 6"

Growing Info

Harvesting: Harvest in the morning if possible. You may start harvesting leaves when they are 2" tall, as needed; remove no more than 1/3 of the plant if regrowth is desired, or let plant grow to maturity and harvest entire plant. Late summer crops will last until the first hard freeze.