Cress, Dutch Broadleaf

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  • Regular price $3.25

Quick facts

  • Quick from plant to harvest
  • Excellent nutritional value
  • Cool season crop
  • Uncommonly grown

Lepidium sativum

30 days. Annual heirloom herb in the mustard family.  Large leaves for a cress, and is a great addition fresh to sandwiches or salad mix. Peppery flavor almost like wasabi.  Pick leaves young and add fresh to salads, and sandwiches, or use as a munching garnish.  

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


3-4 w.

2-7 d.

Yes, Light

Full to shade



Direct sow up to 4 weeks before the average last frost. If you choose to, you can also start seeds indoors. Quite cold tolerant and more mild tasting in cooler weather, get this one started early to beat the heat as well as the pests. Harvest leaves young by cutting the whole plant or leaf by leaf. Plant successively every two weeks to keep you in young greens.

Seed specs:

Packet size: 1 gram, 400 min.