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Orychophragmus violaceus (Chinese Violet Cress)

One of the discoveries of last winter, tasty leaves and crunchy stems for a mixed leaf salad and beautiful, fragrant edible flowers.
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200 seeds

5 seedlings (201091-5)

10 seedlings (201091-10)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
violaceus
Common name
Chinese Violet Cress
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow direct, every 4-6 weeks or under cover in modules from early spring to early autumn. Later sowings can be overwintered in a polytunnel or greenhouse. Sow seed thinly, do not cover. Harden off before planting outdoors after the frosts.

Description

One of the discoveries of last winter, tasty leaves and crunchy stems for a mixed leaf salad and beautiful, fragrant edible flowers. You can eat every part of the plant and it’s there for the leanest time from February to May.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

May be grown as a cut-and-come-again baby leaf crop or thinned to 15cm (6in) for larger plants.