A specialty vegetable, much prized for its mild but distinctive flavor. Heading mustards mature quickly but are prone to bolt quickly in maritime climates. Autumn and early spring crops under protection are most effective. Also known as HMUS 1454. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall Winter.
Probably first cultivated for its seed northwest Asia. Seeds can be ground as seasoning or used whole in soups, curries and pickling. Heating seeds reduces pungency. Secondary center of diversity in central and western China, eastern India, Burma and westward to the Near East. Mustards are a good source of vitamins, fiber, minerals, calcium and iron. Edible flowers. Delicious mustard greens recipes