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Corn Salad, Piedmont (Organic)

Valerianella locusta. 45 days.

Winter hardy, yet tender and mild flavored salad green that has a nice subtle hint of nuttiness with a floral perfume. Plants form a small rosette of strap-shaped, light-green, 4″ leaves. Usually grown autumn through spring, the very hardy plants easily overwinter in our field. Piedmont is a large seeded, larger leaved corn salad that is said to be more warm weather tolerant than other varieties. Once a commonly available variety but now seems to have disappeared from the trade. Self sows when allowed to set seed. Aka Mâche, Lamb’s Lettuce.

1/2 g ≈ 200 seeds
$3.90

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Geographical Origin

Sow in September for greens through March. May also be spring sown; requires cool temps to germinate. Thin to 4” in all directions. Harvest 1” above basal plate for cut-and-come-again greens or lower for rosette. Self-seeds prolifically. Hardy to 5˚F.

Seed Saving

Seeds shatter easily. Harvest whole plants as seed begins to mature & spread thinly on a tarp to catch seeds as they dry. Stir/flip plants daily to avoid mold. Finish air-drying seed if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Isolate from varieties of same species by 1⁄4 mile.

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