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Exotic seeds of Watercress (Lepidium Sativum) for salads and Mediterranean delicacies

Exotic seeds of Watercress (Lepidium Sativum) for salads and Mediterranean delicacies
Exotic seeds of Watercress (Lepidium Sativum) for salads and Mediterranean delicacies
  • Packet/ seeds amount: 5 g (about 350 - 450 seeds of Cress in 1 packet)

  • Sowing rate: 40 to 50 g seeds per 1 acre.

  • Harvest: From 500 to 600 kilograms per acre after the fourth year.

  • Optimal time for sowing: For outdoors March and April. For indoors all year round. You can grow it in pots and flower boxes.

  • Ideal time for transplanting seedlings: It is not transplanted. There is no need for growing seedlings.

  • Cultivation scheme: 10/20-25 cm for outdoors, indoors, pots and boxes. 

  • Vegetation: 25 days.

  • Characteristics of the plant: Edible part are the leaves and stems. Height is 50 to 90 centimeters. Extremely exotic taste. Slightly spicy, reminiscent of the aroma of mustard. A perfect combination with a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as various types of leafy vegetables.


Online Catalog Semenata.ORG presents to lovers of freshness and green delicious vegetables the seeds of Cress, also known as watercress (Latin name Lepidium Sativum). You can order them from our website.

During its one-year cultivation, the vegetable grows very fast. Its stems and leaves are exceptionally fresh. You can eat them two to three weeks after the seeds have been sown.

Highly beneficial, it also has culinary value. The green plant has an interesting mustard-like flavor. Its mild, pleasantly spicy flavor makes it memorable in salads giving them a different, interesting flavor. You can also use Cress as a seasoning when preparing a seafood dish. It goes well with fish and chicken, different types of vegetables or if you experiment with sauces.

You can grow cress at home in boxes or flower pots. If you water evenly and if you sow every 7 to 10 days, you will have a good amount of green tasty product for longer periods.

The plants have straight stems, rising 50 to 90 centimeters in height.

You can consume the green part of the vegetable - the leaves and stems. The edible part is rich in vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and many vitamins of the group B.

Grow the fresh plant in open spaces in the yard and garden or at home, choosing suitable boxes and various plastic or ceramic flower pots. Vegetable producers have the vegetable in polyethylene greenhouses in the spring. Watercress is not a winter-hardy plant, so in winter, you should put it in a place protected from low temperatures.

If you find sunny spots and water at frequent intervals, watercress can be a year-round crop. The cultivation should take place in a greenhouse or indoors at home to be fully protected from freezing.

The harvesting is done in the following way: cut the plant to the root or pull it straight from the soil. Then make a bunch and it is ready to offer for sale.

The important conditions for growing watercress are sufficient humidity and light. When watering is frequent and moderate you will enjoy a harvest with great quantity and quality. Drought is not good for Cress. If the sunlight is not enough the quality of the vegetable will not be good.

You may have a harvest of 500 to 600 kilograms per acre with Cress plantings after growing it for four years.

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