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Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable
Seed per packet: Approx 80
Black mustard is the most pungent of all the mustard species, native to the Mediterranean Black mustard oil is also an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine. Black mustard is cultivated for its seeds, which are commonly used as a spice.
Tropical: Autumn & Winter.
Temperate: Autunm or Spring.
Cool climate: Autunm or Spring.
Sow: 5mm deep
Best sown direct in growing postion. Cover lightly and keep moist.
Plant space: 30cm
Row Space: 30cm
Germination: 5-7 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks
Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water.
Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.