Mustard Greens, Black Winter
Indian Black Mustard Greens. Reaches maturity in 45 days. Pre-1890 Virginia heirloom from the Alford family in Morrison, TN. Any mustard lover would love this variety because of its unequaled flavor and attractive color. The medium sized leaves are very dark green with a dark brownish-bronze tinge on the outer edges. The fresh uncooked leaves are only mildly hot and have a sweet quality. When cooked, the leaves turn a darker green. Sow in the spring, or in the fall for winter greens. Seeds are small, about half the size of other mustards. Self-sows readily. (Brassica juncea)
Medicinal: Mustard acts as an irritant, rubefacient, and stimulant when used as a poultice for relieving muscular pain. Internally it is a stimulating diaphoretic taken as a tea.
Growing instructions: Annual. Germination at 70°F in 3-10 days. Transplant. Full sun. Grows 48-72" tall. Space 18" apart.
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