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Curly Cress

Curly Cress

(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.
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3053A: 1/16oz for $1.00  
3053B: 1/8oz for $1.80  
3053C: 1/2oz for $2.70  
3053D: 1oz for $4.00  
3053E: 4oz for $6.00  
3053K: 1lb for $16.00  
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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.