Cress Emerald Beads
Cress ‘Emerald Beads’
Cress is typically marketed as a salad green; however, if allowed to go to seed it makes a bulletproof, versatile filler. Upright, apple-green panicles are covered with tiny textural beads. Cress is durable and ages well, turning golden at the end of the season. This must-grow variety can be used from mid summer through autumn and can also be dried.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 90 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 100
How to Grow:
Direct seed as soon as ground can be worked, staggering plantings every 2 weeks for an extended harvest.
Harvest when seed wands have fully formed to the tip. Expect a vase life of 10 days. To dry, hang upside-down in a warm, dry place until firm.
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