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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Brassica species
Alternative Names: Musharna, Sepaile (Sesotho).

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  • Annual
  • Mutshaina Venda Mustard African Heirlooms
  • Mutshaina or M'shai, is similar to Florida broadleaf mustard but has been grown by the VhaVenda people for generations.
  • It is a large leaf mustard with a strong flavour and meaty texture.
  • Mutshaina can be grown as a summer or winter crop – the leaves are larger in winter.
  • Best in full sun.
  • Will hybridise with other Brassica - if you wish to save seeds plant away from cabbage and other mustard varieties.

Culinary Uses

  • Can be eaten boiled with feta, or pan fried with tomato and onion and used as relish/side dish.

Parts Used

  • Harvest mature leaves from the base of the plant.
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