Curly Cress

Curly Cress Specialty Green

(20 days) Open-pollinated. Bright green tightly ruffled leaves can be cut as soon as they are a couple of inches tall. Peppery flavor enlivens salads. Offered by C.P. Hirschy for a nickel a packet in 1890.

3053 Curly Cress
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A: 1/16oz for $1.30  
B: 1/8oz for $2.00  
C: 1/2oz for $3.00  
D: 1oz for $4.00  
E: 4oz for $7.00  
K: 1lb for $18.00  
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Additional Information


Lepidium sativum

116 oz packet sows 50–70 ft; 1 oz, 800–1,000 ft. Cress is great for quick spicy microgreens.


Days to maturity are from direct seeding.

Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.