Is one of the most cultivated sorts today. It grows quickly, is hardy and can be sown the year around. The oval leaves are a glossy dark-green of quite long stems with mild, a little bit minty aroma. White yields a large crop and is resistant to false mildew. A portion contains about 400 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Valerianella locusta|
|Botanic family:||The Valerian Family - Valerianaceae|
|Days to maturity:||50|
|Sowing depth:||1 cm|
|Germination time:||10–14 days|
|Plant spacing:||10–15 cm|
|Row spacing:||25–30 cm|
|Plant location:||Sun–Half shade|
SowingSow about 1 cm deep early under glass and then outdoors well into late summer for a long lasting autumn harvest and wintering! Keep the soil moist during germination, lasting for 10-14 days. In the greater part of this country Corn Salad can also be sown in cool green houses in autumn for an early spring harvest. Corn Salad seeds are usually scattered if sown under glass, about 3 g/m2.
Spacing10-15 cm between plants, 20-30 cm between rows.
HarvestCut off the whole rosette at the ground as soon as it has grown large enough to eat and continue to do so well into late autumn. The leaves should, preferably, be used fresh as lettuce but also cooked as spinach and chard (leaf beet).
Seed1g contains 600-700 seeds. One portion of 1.5 g sows a stretch of 4-5 m, about 20 g for 100 m.
A portion contains about 400 seeds.