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Herb Description: Native to the Middle East, cress has been cultivated in that region since approximately 400 BC. Peppery and pungent, cress has the same tangy flavor that watercress does, being of the same botanical family. England, France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia all produce this plant commercially for use as an herb, in salads, or in sandwiches. It is also eaten when sprouted, and the fresh or dried seed pods make a peppery seasoning formerly known as "poor man's pepper." In England, cut cress shoots are used in a traditional sandwich consisting of boiled eggs, mayonnaise and salt. Pepper Cress provides many necessary vitamins and minerals including iron, iodine, phosphorus and sulfur. Though this herb has various medicinal uses, experts recommend using it in moderation because of harmful side effects; expectant mothers in particular should avoid using an excessive amount of the leaves.
Herb Botanical Name: Lepidium sativum
Other Common Names: Garden Cress, Pepper Cress
Herb Duration: Biennial
Days to Herb Maturity: 7
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 11300
Herb Height: 12” to 24”
Herb Spacing: 3 in to 6 in
Herb Planting: Direct sow outside as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be fall planted. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
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