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PlantFiles: Garden Cress
Lepidium sativum 'Polycress'

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lepidium (lep-PID-ee-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Polycress

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 22, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Matures with mustard, true curly cress. Polycress is a real breakthrough because it is a tasty, true cress which matures at the same time as its companion mustard without the need for staggered sowings.



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