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Herb, Upland Garden Pepper Cress

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 Upland Garden cress or pepper-grass is an annual herb that was introduced to the United States from China.
Garden cress grows best in cultivated areas that receive full sun or partial shade with moist soils. Garden cress is a very easy plant to grow. Garden cress can also be grown in a window sill or container. Garden cress is usually cultivated for its leaves, which are used in salads, on sandwiches, and as baby greens. The leaves and seed pods have a peppery taste.

  • Botanical Name - Barbarea verna
  • Zone: 2-9 
  • Days to Maturity: 10-50 Days
  • Height: 12-20 inches
  • Fruit Color: n/a
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 10 -21 Days 
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 90%
  • Lifecycle: Biennial
  • Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Watering: Average
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth: 1/8th inch
  • Plant Spacing: 1 inch
  • Row Spacing: n/a
  • Season of Interest: Cool
  • 22,800 Approx. seeds per oz

Did you know.. Historically, this herb was used to treat cough, diarrhea, vitamin C deficiency, low immunity, and constipation  

CLASSIFICATION:  Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

Garden cress seeds may improve heart health by increasing your intake of the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Read More Here