Organic Greens, Watercress

Crisp Leaves with a Tangy Flavor

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8417

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Watercress - Nasturtium officinale

Tender Perennial Crisp and wonderful in salad and sandwiches, this member of the brassica family has been eaten and cultivated for over three millennia. Like its mustard cousins it has crisp leaves with a tangy flavor. Grows in USDA zones 1-5 as an annual and in USDA zones 6-9 as a perennial.

Did You Know? King Xerxes of Persia ordered his troops to eat watercress to keep them healthy during long marches.

Soil and Water: Watercress loves to grow in rich, soggy soil high in organic matter. It can also be grown in a stream or a bucket with standing water.

Planting and Growing: When growing it as an annual- sow seeds indoors before frost, harden off and transplant after frost. When growing it as a perennial- sow indoors, or direct seed after frost, keeping soil very moist.

Harvesting and Storage: Cut like any other green. Best eaten soon after harvest.

Soil Temperature: 60°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 10 Days
Height At Maturity: 6"-12"
Days to Maturity: 50-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 100 Seeds

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Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Perennial Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 60°F
Days to Maturity 40 - 50 Days, 50 - 60 Days Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 60°F
Days to Maturity 40 - 50 Days, 50 - 60 Days
Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil and Water: Watercress loves to grow in rich, soggy soil high in organic matter. It can also be grown in a stream or a bucket with standing water.

Planting and Growing: When growing it as an annual- sow seeds indoors before frost, harden off and transplant after frost. When growing it as a perennial- sow indoors, or direct seed after frost, keeping soil very moist.

Harvesting and Storage: Cut like any other green. Best eaten soon after harvest.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

Reviews

Tasty, crisp and a civilised size

This is the same or similar to what I used to grow commercially (not in the USA) and used by a number of chefs in soups, salads and as a garnish. It has a flavoursome peppery taste and a crisp texture when raw. Add to salad seed sown communally in a tub and you will always have it available.

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