Pep Up Your Spring Salads with Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress

comments (1) June 2nd, 2009

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A short row of cress goes a long way.Click To Enlarge

A short row of cress goes a long way.

Photo: Ruth Dobsevage

Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress: Just try to say that fast three times. When I first read about it in the Fedco Seeds catalog several years ago, I was intrigued, so I ordered a packet. I've not been disappointed.

This cress grows well in ordinary garden soil, and slugs and other pests don't bother with it much. Plant a short row in early spring, and in about a month you'll have plenty of bright little sprigs to mix into your salads. This cress is milder than arugula, with a taste that's vaguely reminiscent of nasturtiums, but not as strong. It has become one of my favorites.

Try growing some yourself, and let us know what you think of it.

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Kate_Frank writes: With a name like that, how could I not plant it next year?
Posted: 3:22 pm on June 2nd
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