Apr 30, 2017  Week: 17

SimplySalad® Cress

New variety!
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Scientific Name : Barbarea verna

Common Name : Cress

Plant Habit : Mounded

Spacing : 6 - 12" (15 - 30cm)

Height : 6 - 12" (15 - 30cm)

Width : 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)

Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun

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Seed supplied as: Precision Multi-Pellets.
Supplied as multi-species multi-pellets, with 3 or more seedlings per pellet. Arugula, Cress and Kale Storm Mixture are supplied as Precision Multi-Pellets. 

  • SimplySalad introduced the first multi-species multi-seed pellets for salad…now single-species Cress and Arugula join the lineup!
  • Easy to grow with very quick crop times and only one pellet needed. 
  • Can be direct-sown in 4 to 6-in./10 to 15-cm pots and colour bowls. 
  • Produces more vivid colours when finished cool. 
  • Gardeners will enjoy as both a colourful, mixed-texture ornamental and a delicious,
    nutritious edible. Performs best for consumers in full sun in cool weather, or partial shade as temperatures warm up. 
  • Best in containers.

Days from sowing to harvest: 40 to 60
Harvestable size: 3 to 4 in./8 to 10 cm (baby leaf); 4 to 10 in./10 to 25 cm (mature leaf)
Best for: Home gardener container, Home gardener in-ground, Fresh Market Farmer in-ground, Hydroponic systems

Plug crop time: 3 to 4 weeks
Transplant to finish: 3 to 4 weeks
  • Single-species multi-seed leafy green makes a great addition to any garden.
  • Rosette-forming plants stay in a neat, tidy bunch for many weeks before flowering.
  • Leaves have a great lobe shape and spicy flavour perfect for salads or braising.
  • Precision Multi-Pellets assure a high level of uniformity of germination, making this a great variety for use in hydroponic systems.