Cress Garden


GENUS: Lepidium SPECIES: sativum


Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Southland
Number of Seeds: 200

Description: An easy to grow, cool season salad green from the Harrington Collection. It can be picked a leaf at a time over a long period. The leaves are tasty sweet and quite light. Self seeds prolifically like Upland Cress. Rare variety and as far as we know the only line in New Zealand. Sometimes known as Lebanese Cress.

Planting Instructions: Sow in early Autumn and early Spring into seed trays and prick out 2.5 cm diagonal spacing when first leaves appear. Transplant into garden when seedlings reach 6 cm high at 20 cm diagonal spacing.