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Cress Seeds - Wrinkled Crinkled HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $3.95 $2.37
1 Ounce $7.75
1/4 Pound $17.95 42%
1 Pound $40.95 67% Notify Me
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  • Great taste and nutritional value
  • Provides peppery flavor to salads
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Wrinkled Crinkled Cress (also commonly called Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress) is an unusual and delicious cress that is a perfect garnish for soups, salads, sandwiches, and stir-fry.
  • Fast Facts

    Name:Cress Seeds - Wrinkled Crinkled
    Botanical Name:Lepidium sativum
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Edible Shoots and Greens, Belongs to Mustard Family
    Features:Heirloom, Fast Growing, Container Garden
    Fruit Size:3-6-Inch Crinkled Leaves
    Days to Maturity:7-14 Days
    Plant Height:6 inches
    Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:128, 000
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Wrinkled Crinkled Cress

    When to Plant Cress Seeds

    Plant seeds in early spring before the last frost. Cress grows quickly, and can be harvested in 15-20 days. Therefore, you can continue to sow Cress up until temperatures exceed 75 degrees F during the day, and then again in the late summer early fall when temperatures drop again.

    Where to Plant Cress Seeds

    Cress grows best in soil that is well-draining but still moist. Choose an area that is partially shady to full shade.

    How to Plant Cress Seeds

    Sow seeds ¼ inch deep, thickly in wide rows. Each row should be spaced approximately 18-24 inches apart. Make sure to choose a cooler, shady area. Cress becomes very bitter in hot weather. Water generously, make sure roots do not dry out. You can spray seedlings daily to keep moist. Thin the cress once seedlings are an inch or two tall so that they are six inches apart from each other.

    How to Harvest Cress

    Cress tastes best during its early seed/leaf stage, so cut or pinch tips of cress once it grows to about 3-4 inches tall. If you cut the plant back to ¼ inch, it will quickly regrow. Snip the stalks off at the base, and store in your refrigerator. Generally, it will last up to one week.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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