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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones


    Mustard produces a leafy green that can be used for fresh eating, or as a cooked vegetable. It produces pretty yellow flowers that are attractive to pollinators.

    Latin Name

    Brassica juncea


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Also Known As

    Brown Mustard Chinese Mustard


    Type of Plant

    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Crop
  • Vegetable
  • Annual

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Russia to central Asia


    History

    Washington received an invoice from Robert Cary & Company in March of 1760 regarding an order for 12 lb. of best mustard seed.


    Other Details

    Polinator

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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