Garden Cress, Pepper Cress 'Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled'

Lepidium sativum

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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redwood Valley, California

Longmont, Colorado

Wilsonville, Oregon

Logan, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 23, 2016, edibleland from REDWOOD VALLEY, CA wrote:

Saving "Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress" seed, it reverted to the 2 parents: a lacy one and a broad leafed one, both excellent also. The flavor is sweet, as opposed to upland cress which is mostly hot. Sweet and hot is a wonderful combination when balancing with bitter salad greens. Commercial mixes would be well advised to add it to their repertoire so they do not have to rely on bland rather than bitter (and healthier) greens.

Positive

On Nov 3, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: Also known as Pepper Grass, this cross of two heirlooms - Persian broad leaf and Curly cress gives a crisp zing to salads & sandwiches. Its upright 12"-20" stems make cutting easy. Makes a great substitute for parsley as a garnish. This garden cress (Lepidium sativum) likes to be evenly moist but does not require as much water as water cress (Nasturtium officianale).

Positive

On Jun 22, 2007, essentialplanet from Wilsonville, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I love this cress. It is very spicy, really sets off a blast of flavor in your mouth. I like munching on it as I walk about the garden, and it is a great addition to a salad.

Sow at 2 week intervals to keep a contining supply.

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