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Big Seeded Mache (Corn Salad) Seeds

Big Seeded Mache (Corn Salad) Seeds


Mâche is delightful eaten alone as a salad, mixed with other greens, or cooked like spinach. The big-seeded variety is more tolerant of hot conditions without becoming bitter. Also tolerant of cold weather, it will often survive freezing temperatures to 10°F.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 60 days

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Short lived perennial in USDA zones 4–7. Grown as annual in mild climates.

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: 6" tall and up to 8" diameter

Variety Info: Dark green, spoon-shaped, soft leaves in a loose rosette.

Attributes: Cold Tolerant, Frost Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Good for Containers

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as the soil can be worked for early summer harvest, and late summer for fall harvest. Mild Climates: Sow in fall to winter for cool-season harvest. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 40°–68°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended.

Days to Emerge: 10–20 days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 3 –4 leaves, thin to 1 every 4'

Growing Info

Harvesting: Harvest rosettes in the morning or when temperatures are cool but above freezing. Cut at ground level. For multiple harvests, cut 2" above the ground. Individual leaves may also be harvested, allowing regrowth.