Cress, Wild Winter Seed

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Cress, Wild Winter Seed

An easy and dependable winter cress with a sharper flavor than winter cress.

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(Barbarea vulgaris BRASSICACEAE)

Sown and used like "creasy greens" or spinach. Highly nutritional healthy herb with dark-green, glossy leaves that grow in a basal rosette. For best quality harvest young leaves when the nights are cold and frosty. This wild, undomesticated green, is excellent when added to salads or used as a cooked green. Older leaves and flower buds can be boiled with a change of water to remove bitterness when plants are past their prime.


Flowers:Yellow, mustard type flowers
Foliage:Shiny green
Lifecycle:3    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:3 to 9 inches
Diameter:8 to 12 inches
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:2 to 9
Soil:Does well on most soils
Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 2 to 9 days at 60 F.
Spacing:9 to 16
Sun:Full sun or light shade

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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