Corn Salad, or Mache, has nutty flavored, dark green leaves that are very cold hardy and make a delicious salad!
50 days. Centuries ago this highly nutritious foraged wild plant of Eurasia was recognized for its soft, supple texture and nutty flavor and brought into cultivation. The delicate culinary nature of mache belies its unparalleled cold hardiness, making it the perfect winter or cool season green and ideal for winter market farmers. Picture winter salads, resplendent in antioxidants and vitamins harvested straight from the garden or cold frame! Mache is especially rich in Vitamin C, essential for a healthy diet, especially in the winter months! A culinary specialty crop of the Nantes region of France.
- 4-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-12 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 50-60 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 2"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Valerianella locusta
Growing Tips: Sow in early fall or late winter. Rich and moist soil. Harvest like lettuce or cut as needed. Cold frame or low tunnel may allow harvest all winter.