Florida Broadleaf Mustard is an heirloom, open-pollinated mustard variety that’s prolific and hardy. It is a southern favorite that is widely-adapted and can be grown in northern climates as well. This mustard green variety produces light green, smooth leaves with the traditional mustard flavor you’ve come to expect. Leaves may be harvested early as baby leaf mustard or allowed to reach full size for a larger harvest. Florida Broadleaf Mustard is a “cut and come again” type crop that may be harvested many times throughout the spring or fall growing season. When harvested small, these mustard greens may be used to add a special “kick” or bite to your favorite salad. The larger leaves are great when boiled or sauteed with bacon grease, hog jowl or ham hock. Plants perform best when densely planted to reduce weed pressure and maximize your garden space.
Florida Broadleaf Mustard may be direct-seeded or transplanted, depending on the desired harvest. If smaller leaves are desired, direct seed with a walk-behind seeder and plant densely in a 2-3′ bed. Harvest with a sharp knife once leaves have grown to the desired size. New leaves will continue to emerge for repeat harvests throughout the growing season. If larger bunches and leaves are desired, transplanting might be the best option. We recommend starting transplants 3-4 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Mustard transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
Florida Broadleaf Mustard Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: early spring and fall
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 1″
Row Spacing: N/A”
Days to Maturity: 45
Disease Tolerance: None