Dutch Corn Salad, Herb Seeds ((Valerianella Locusta) Aka, Mâche,Lamb's Lettuce
Corn Salad (Valerianella Locusta) Also Known As Lamb's Lettuce, Corn Salad, Mache. Excellent for gourmet salads or garnish.
Mache corn salad produces good yields of 3" salad leaves. It has a mild taste and is usually mixed together with Endive, Mustard, and Arugula. Useful for a fall/winter harvest. Sow every 2 weeks.
Matures in 50 days. (open seed pollinated)
(1oz) approximately 12,460 seeds
Corn Salad seeds were often found growing in the wild and found in the grain fields of Europe. Once considered to be rather weedy, it now has improved cultivars and is grown throughout Europe and North America for an early spring nutritious herb.
Corn Salad, also called Mache, grows from a basal rosette of rounded, spoon-shaped leaves. The succulent leaves that can be 6 inches long have a nutty, sweet flavor that is excellent in tossed green salads. The Mache herb is a nutritious addition to grow in the herb garden with leaves that provide vitamins and minerals, especially iron.
Corn Salad herb plants are easy to grow and require little care. It is a cool season annual, and it bolts once temperatures are above 80F. Corn Salad plants can tolerate frost and they can winter over especially if given some mulch for protection.
How To Grow Corn Salad: For warmer climates, it is recommended to start the Corn Salad seeds directly outdoors in early fall. The plants will put on some growth throughout the fall, but when the spring comes it will be bountiful and will be an early source for fresh greens. For cold climates, start the Mache herb seeds outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked in late winter or early spring. Plant the herb seeds in soil that is rich in organic matter
Planting Depth: 1/4" inch
Spacing: 8-16" inches between plants,12-18" inches between rows
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Germination: 7-14 days
Days to Maturity: 60 days
Head Type: Corn Salad
Plant Size: 3"
Leaf Type: Gourmet leaves
Leaf Color: Light green
Comments: Sow every 2 weeks for continuous harvest.
Packet: 100 seeds