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CORNSALAD Large Dutch (Heirloom)

Valeriana locusta

Stock: Available


Other common names: Lambs Lettuce & Mache

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx 50

Cornsalad is also known as Mache and Lambs Lettuce. This variety grows as a fine textured little low plant that produces soft and tender spoon-shaped greens with a delicate nutty flavour.

If allowed to go to flower, the tiny white flowers attract beneficial insects.

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position.

Tropical: Not Recommended
Temperate: Spring or Autumn
Cool: Spring

Sow: 6 mm deep
Sow direct in shallow drills or grow in trays and transplant when 5-6 cm tall weeks.
Plant space: 15 cm
Row Space: 15 cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Maturity: 5-8 weeks

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