Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress

20-30 days. With a name like this, it has to be good! This fast-growing, large-leafed variety has been achieved by crossing a broad-leaf with a curly type, resulting in a large, extremely curled variety. Excellent sown as baby greens, the ruffled verdant leaves provide quite a tastebud wake-up call. Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled is marvelous in salads, sandwiches or garnishes and lends its pungent personality to Szechuan-inspired stir-fries. (OP.)

One packet of about 1,500 seeds
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$3.85
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  • Formerly an old-fashioned ingredient in Watercress sandwiches served at tea-time, Cress is enjoying new popularity among the multitude of lush salad greens now available. New varieties offer larger leaves, various levels of bite, and rapid growth. Microgreens have hit the big time, bringing sprouted seeds into vogue in chichi restaurants. Cress prefers cool weather and moist soil, otherwise the refreshing peppery taste becomes unpleasantly hot. Most Cress will be ready for tossing into a salad or soup three to four weeks from seeding. Harvest with scissors and water with kelp or fish fertilizer to promote rapid regrowth.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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Formerly an old-fashioned ingredient in Watercress sandwiches served at tea-time, Cress is enjoying new popularity among the multitude of lush salad greens now available. New varieties offer larger leaves, various levels of bite, and rapid growth. Microgreens have hit the big time, bringing sprouted seeds into vogue in chichi restaurants. Cress prefers cool weather and moist soil, otherwise the refreshing peppery taste becomes unpleasantly hot. Most Cress will be ready for tossing into a salad or soup three to four weeks from seeding. Harvest with scissors and water with kelp or fish fertilizer to promote rapid regrowth.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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