Growing Upland Cress Microgreens
Upland Cress Seeds
Seeding: Approx 1 Oz of seed for a 10 in. x 20 in. tray
Seed Presoak: No (mulilaginous)
Growing Medium: hydroponic or soil
Preferred Medium: hydroponic for microgreens, soil for baby salad greens
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 5 to 8 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad Harvest: 16+ days
Micro Greens Color: green
Micro Greens Flavor: intense peppery
- Microgreens & baby salad greens
- Garnishes & sandwiches
- Survival food storage
- Cooking & seasoning
Notes & Growing Tips: Cress is a mucilaginous seed. It prefers less water in the sprouting stage than most other microgreens seeds. Use less water initially in the tray (1.5 cups instead of 2 cups) and use less mist. Keep damp but don't allow to get soggy. Over watered cress seeds will have a very low germination rate.
Cress has an interesting shaped leaf that is light green in color. The peppery flavor is intense.
***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.