Once we and our market customers discovered cress, we would never be without it! These varieties of cress have become our favorite accent for salads, also wonderful in old-fashioned cress sandwiches. The pleasantly peppery taste is addictive!
Cress is outstandingly nutritious, offering more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, and highly valued for its health-giving properties going back to Hippocrates.
Also prized by pet owners as a specialty green for birds, rabbits and other small herbivores.
Cress is exceptionally easy to grow, and you will have baby greens ready to eat within two weeks! Try a couple of these wonderful cresses, or the collection of all five:European Watercress: a classic in European, and especially English, fare. Likes to grow in slow-moving water such as a pond or spring, but you can grow it in containers -- just keep very well watered.
Garden Cress: the first variety we grew, amazingly easy and fast! Plant early in the season and browse until it bolts in the summer heat. Pretty lacy leaves and delicate white flowers.
Pepper Cress: spicy flavor resembles watercress or a milder arugula. Perfect for kitchen window gardens!
Upland Cress: also called Winter Cress or Creasy Greens, a bit spicier than Watercress. Shiny, lobed leaves and yellow flowers.
Wrinkled Crinkled Cress: a very attractive ruffled version of garden cress, popular with chefs for its fancy appearance.
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Consider our wide range of heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds as holiday gifts this year ~ grow your own and promote genetic diversity!