Brassica nigra

SKU: V 395
Stock: In Stock

Family: Brassicaceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx 100

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

Black mustard is the most pungent of all the mustard species, native to the Mediterranean Black mustard oil is also an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine.
Typically cultivated for its seeds, which are commonly used as a spice commonly used in curries or as a general flavouring, although the leaves can be used as leaf vegetable or a salad greens. 

Growing notes:

TropicalAutumn & Winter.
Temperate: Autumn or Spring.
Cool climate: Autumn or Spring.

Sow: 5mm deep
Best sown direct in growing position. Cover lightly and keep moist.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 30cm
Germination: 5-7 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water.

Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid leaf bitterness.

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