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'Southern Giant Curled' Mustard
 
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Description: Large, upright, Indian type with heavily curled, dark-green leaves with frilled edges. Resists bolting
Days To Maturity: 48
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Ease/Reliability: (4.8 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 11/28/2015 by Eric B - An experienced gardener

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Easy to grow, slow to bolt, and all around favorite among mustards. Taste starts out sweet, changes to a mild mustard, and finishes with a horseradish-like heat that quickly dissipates.
 

Reviewed on 11/24/2009 by Grit - An intermediate gardener

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Coffee, Alabama, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

An excellent variety, beautiful curled leaves and great taste. Easy to grow.
 

Reviewed on 07/17/2008 by CvilleGardener - An intermediate gardener

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This mustard is delicious and easy grow in spring; leaves are a pretty pale-green color, with ruffled edges and a strong spicy flavor. Do not over-plant, because it will bolt in early summer (earlier than lettuce in my garden) and start to attract harlequin bugs, who love mustard more than any other brassica. At this point, it becomes quite unappetizing ...
 

Reviewed on 05/13/2006 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This has been the standard curly mustard for close to a hundred years. Very reliable and an excellent mustard. In the south, it is frequently called Ostrich Plume. Very large pretty frilled leaves. Strong flavor, but never had a problem with bitterness.
 

Reviewed on 07/06/2005 by OrganicHomeGardener - A novice gardener

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Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Quick to germinate and grow, this tastes delicious cooked (for the larger leaves) or fresh (for the smaller leaves). My only complaint is that it got bitter in the early early heat this year. It didn't bolt as soon as it got hot, and once it did, I let it stay, since the pretty yellow flowers seemed to attract lots of bees and hoverflies.
 




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