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Cress Seeds - Wrinkled Crinkled HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Grows 3-6 Inches leafy greens
  • Can be harvested anytime after 2 weeks
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Wrinkled Crinkled Cress (also commonly called Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress) is an unusual and delicious cress that is a perfect garnish for soups, salads, sandwiches, and stir-fry.
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Wrinkled Crinkled Cress
    Botanical Name:Lepidium sativum "Wrinkled Crinkled"
    Size at Maturity:3" - 6"
    Days to Maturity:1 - 2 Weeks
    Light Requirement:Sun/Partial Shade
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:Sow Thick in Rows 18" - 24" Apart
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/4 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Plant seeds in early spring before the last frost.
    • Cress grows quickly, and can be harvested in 15-20 days. Therefore, you can continue to sow Cress up until temperatures exceed 75 degrees F during the day, and then again in the late summer early fall when temperatures drop again.

    How to Grow:

    • Sow seeds ¼ inch deep, thickly in wide rows.
    • Each row should be spaced approximately 18-24 inches apart.
    • Make sure to choose a cooler, shady area. Cress becomes very bitter in hot weather.
    • Water generously, make sure roots do not dry out. You can spray seedlings daily to keep moist.
    • Thin the cress once seedlings are an inch or two tall so that they are six inches apart from each other.

    When to Harvest:

    • Cress tastes best during its early seed/leaf stage, so cut or pinch tips of cress once it grows to about 3-4 inches tall.
    • If you cut the plant back to ¼ inch, it will quickly regrow.
    • Snip the stalks off at the base, and store in your refrigerator. Generally, it will last up to one week.

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