Brassica alba
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Brassica alba

white mustard

  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  alba Variety  Cultivar  Common names  white mustard Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S11991 Data source  UnVeg p245
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to full shade Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Slightly acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun to full shade is ideal for Brassica alba.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The seeds of this plant and the leaves are both edible. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in Brassica alba include: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and calcium. See the full list of nutritional values for more. White mustard if frequently used as a flavoring. This plant is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Tall stalks Crop spacing  1" - 2" Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Apr 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  40 to 50 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Flavoring Nutritional value  Vitamin A   Vitamin B complex   Vitamin C   Calcium   Iron Edible parts  Seeds   Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has pungent flavored leaves and classic flavored seeds
Horticulture notes  April is normally the best time to begin planting. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 1" apart. Provide 1' spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 40 to 50 days. Propagation of Brassica alba can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Brassica alba is a perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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