Feaster Family Heirloom Mustard
- From the Collection
- Mild flavor
- Plants reach 20-25" tall and 16-18" wide
- Family favorite since the Civil War
This heirloom variety has been stewarded and preserved by members of the Feaster family of rural Shiloh, Florida (Marion County), since the Civil War. This green-leaved mustard is mild and slightly sweet when cooked and was donated to Seed Savers Exchange by Jerome Feaster in 2014. Bearing long, broad, smooth, upright leaves with a toothed margin, these plants reach 20-25" tall and 16-18" wide.
Learn to Grow Feaster Family Heirloom Mustard
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
Thin: 1-6" Apart
Plant Outdoors: 6-8” Apart
You can directly seed your mustards into the ground, placing 3 seeds every 8 inches. Plant them 3 months before your first frost in rows 18-30 inches apart. The seeds should be planted 1/4-1/2 inch deep. As they grow, thin them to 1 plant every 8-10 inches. Mustards may bolt early if planted in the spring.
Ratings & Reviews
Good flavor and easy to grow
by Megan Michelle
This mustard took off even though I did not get the seeds in the ground until nearly the last day optimal planting for cold crops here in Oklahoma City, zone 7a. The flavor was great, perhaps a little mild, and we ate it raw in salads, cooked, and also fermented. When the heat finally made it bolt we let it bloom and a variety of pollinators were attracted to it's little yellow flowers. I will definitely grow it again.
by Zachary (Zak)
Didn't get really big last year, but is a really good mustard. Really easy to grow. Looks really good as well.
Very flavorful but a little stringy...
by Cephus Harrell
I grew them in the same central Florida area they come from. Took me 67 days to get them to nice eatin' size & they were delicious...Better than most!