Vegetables Greens Cress Watercress

Watercress

Green Seed

Product ID: 384

Gourmet salad and sandwich vegetable.

The standard, traditional watercress, recently touted as exceptionally nutritious. Watercress requires more attention when growing than other cresses due to its need for frequent watering and fertile soil. Perennial in Zones 6-9. Avg. 133,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 250 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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1/2 Ounce

$13.85
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1 Ounce

$22.05
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1/4 Pound

$58.80
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1 Pound

$201.05
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5 Pounds

$874.65
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25 Pounds

$3,719.75
Backordered until Dec 29, 2017
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CULTURE: Wrinkled Crinkled Cress: sow shallowly in a 2-4" wide band, early spring through early fall or indoors, year-round, in a flat, about 20 seeds/in. Begin harvest in 7-10 days when 2" tall. Sow every 2 weeks for a steady supply. Upland Cress: direct seed from mid-spring onward, about 15 seeds/ft., 1/4" deep. Keep soil moist as the seed germinates slowly. Thin to 4-6" apart. Pick individual leaves or clip full rosettes at the root. Watercress: direct seed about ½" apart, ¼" deep. Thin to 4" apart and keep well-watered, or start seed indoors, keeping the soil moist. Transplant to large pots, cold frame, or field with soil that is fertile, humus-rich, well-limed, and has a pH around 7.0. Keep soil moist or sit pots in pans of water and renew water daily.
SEED SPECS: Wrinkled Crinkled Cress: Avg. 11,600 seeds/oz. Upland Cress: Avg. 22,800 seeds/oz. Watercress: Avg. 133,700 seeds/oz.
PACKET: Wrinkled Crinkled Cress: 250 seeds, sows 12 sq.in. Upland Cress: 250 seeds, sows 15'. Watercress: 250 seeds.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Nasturtium officinale
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
60 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Hydroponic Performer Hydroponic Performer
Variety that can be grown successfully using hydroponic growing methods, such as NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), DWC (Deep Water Culture), or other soilless growing systems.
Grows Well in Containers Hydroponic Performer Salad Mix Component