Brown Mustard (Brassica juncea)
One of the most popular spices, brown mustard can get easily grown in the home garden. This is the spicey variety used in Dijon and some Indian mustards. It has a full, robust flavor. The tall plants have spikes of dainty yellow flowers. Harvest pods when full, but before they split open or drop off. Air dry until brown and brittle, then thrash. The tender young greens add a savory bite to summer salads.
- 200 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 80-85 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost.
- Space plants 8” apart; space rows 8-10” apart