Land Cress

Land Cress

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    Barbara verna  Open Pollinated. Heirloom. 
    • 35 days. Land Cress is native to North America and much used as an early salad green in Western Europe. 
    • Has flavor similar to watercress with that zippy flavor and pleasant texture. 
    • Cut and harvest when young and plant successively every two weeks. It will keep growing as long as temperatures are moderate.
    • Also known, as American Cress, Belle Isle Cress, Early yellow rocket, scurvy cress, creasy greens, and upland cress.  With all these names a becomes a bit confusing, however, it is delicious stuffed into sandwiches, salads or if plants are maturing faster than you can keep up,  cut a bunch and saute in butter or oil and splash with a few drops of apple cider vinegar and serve. 
    • Cut plants back as you harvest for regrowth. Thin seedling to about 4” apart. Best in cool moist soil and partial shade.

    Planting Directions:  Plant outdoors after last frost and again in September to mature before first hard frost. Plant in rows 8” to 10” apart. Plant seed ¼” deep. Cut 2” from the base to allow several harvests of cress. Successive plantings may be made as long as weather is cool.