Cherrelle Nasturtium

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Cherrelle Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus
(60 days) Frilled cherry-red blossoms with yellow centers boldly contrast with vivid green foliage. An absolute dream spilling over from window boxes and hanging baskets. Grows 12" tall and can trail 3'. NEW!


5281 Cherrelle
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C: 27g for $12.00  
D: 81g for $25.00  
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Nasturtium

~6 seeds/g.

Annual. The name literally means ‘twisted nose,’ from the Latin nasus for nose and tortus for twist. Edible flowers with a spicy sweet fragrance lend a peppery-sweet taste to salads, with each color adding contrast and subtle variations in flavor. Round leaves also edible, and seeds can be pickled to make “capers.” Formerly used as a remedy against scurvy.

Culture: Blooms keep coming if cut, needs moisture and cool temperatures for optimal blooming. Intolerant of frost. Germinates in 7–10 days at 65°. Cover the seed. Avoid excess nitrogen, but don’t relegate nasties to the worst soil. Likes full sun. Start indoors or direct seed after last frost.

Flowers

All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.