Southern Giant Curled Mustard

The standard for true mustard greens, Southern Giant produces good yields of beautiful, frilled mustard leaves on large plants. The flavor is always pungent and full-bodied, with that mustard green “bite”. This variety is excellent for late sowings, with cold tolerance and good bolting resistance.

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or in late summer (8 to 10 weeks before first frost). The advantage of late summer sowings is the best mustard flavor occurs after light fall frosts.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: You may start harvesting leaves when they are 2” tall, as needed, or let plant grow to maturity and remove entire plant. Spring harvest should be complete before summer heat arrives. Late summer crops will last until the first hard freeze.

Artist: Pat Fostvedt