Brassica juncea
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Brassica juncea

India mustard

  family cruciferae 
  genus brassica 

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Genus  Brassica Species  juncea Variety  Cultivar  Common names  India mustard Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S12022 Data source  UnVeg p245
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 07 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral 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  Brassica juncea does best in full sun.
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  It is pungent and zesty. Brassica juncea is a good low calorie food. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in India mustard include: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and iron. For even more, see the full list of nutritional values. This plant is most commonly used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  1" - 2" Row spacing  1' Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Nov 30 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  No fertilizer Time to harvest  25 to 30 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Low calorie   Vitamin A   Vitamin B complex   Vitamin C   Iron   Phosphorus Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  pungent and zesty
Horticulture notes  This plant's 8 month extended planting season continues from April through November. When planted agriculturally, space the plants 1" apart. Separate each row by approximately 1'. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Estimated time to harvest is 25 to 30 days. Brassica juncea is typically propagated using a cutting.
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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