Cress Garden Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Organic Seeds

Cress Garden Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Organic Seeds

Lepidium sativum

Item #6101

Cool season. Annual. Go a gourmet step beyond traditional watercress with this zippy garden cress also known as pepper grass. Similar to watercress, but easier to grow, it is a cross between a broad leaf Persian and a curly cress, for more intense piquancy. Its crisp upright leaves make for easy cutting. Forget about using parsley as a garnish! Replace it with this frilly, flavorsome beauty with a fun name.


Full Sun
to Part Shade

12”-20” tall

Days to Emerge:
5-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:

Row Spacing:

When 1/2” tall,
thin to 2” apart

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. May also be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill.

Harvesting: Harvesting of baby leaves can begin as soon as the true leaves appear. Snip off with a pair of scissors. In mild winter climates, it’s best to harvest during the cooler parts of the year. Plants growing in the heat of summer, or plants that have bolted (produced a flower stalk) may be too bitter too eat.

Artist: Marjorie Leggitt

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