Organic Wintercress. Barbarea vulgaris.
Similar in taste to water cress and rich in vitamin C. Particularly good throughout the winter months with continuous cropping possible.
This species has been awarded ‘old variety’ status by ProSpeciesRara. ProSpeciesRara are a not-for-profit Swiss organisation dedicated to the preservation of the genetic diversity of plants and animals.
How to grow:
Sow seeds evenly into a well prepared seed bed from March to September for harvest all year, they do best in full sun.
Keep slugs off when young. Easy to grow. Naturally resistant to the diamond back moth and the flea beetle.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Sprinkle sprouts on salads or adult leaves in salads.
A biennial herb from the Brassica family.
Avg contents: 1g (~1000 seeds).