Mustard (Brassica sp.)

Cool Season Annual

Mustard is an upright Brassica broadleaf plant. There are 3 major types of mustard grown in Western Canada, Yellow, Oriental and Brown. They all are drought tolerant due to their deep tap root and low water use. Heat tolerance is better than canola. Shade tolerance is low so it can easily get choked out of a blend. If they get ahead of the blend, they can choke out other species. Glucosinolates in the plant can act as a biofumigant in the soil.

Seeds per pound: 180,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound 4.9


  • Erosion control
  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Biofumigant
  • Pollinator attracter


  • Drought tolerance
  • Quick growing


Can become a weed. Being a Brassica, can be a bridge for disease and insect pest for canola.


Not recommended.


Not recommended.

Mycorrhizal support? No