1g / 5g
2168 Valerianella locusta
55 days (10-12 days for germination).
Cold-hardy and frost tolerant—THE off-season staple green. Tastes like a mini-butterhead lettuce with a slightly nutty flavour. Pick large leaves for a cut-and-come-again green or harvest the entire rosette. Excellent in salad; use as you would use spinach.
An heirloom from 17th century France, introduced in North America is th 19th century. Also known as “Doucette”.
Sow in cooler months (if the soil is too warm, the seeds will go dormant). Direct seed 4″ apart and 1/2″ deep.