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Mache - Dutch Corn Salad

Mache - Dutch Corn Salad

Valerianella locusta

Among the softest and most tender of all greens whose texture belies its hardiness. Oval green leaves form small rosettes with mild flavor. Easy-to-grow. Direct seed in fall or early spring. Succession plant for continual harvest. Cold tolerant and good for overwintering.

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Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
17000 3 gr NA 50
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall 40-65°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2" 1" 150
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
2" 10-14 Annual 5-7
Grows best in cool weather so sow in spring or fall, as hot weather will cause poor germination. Direct seed with 1" spacing in rows 4-12" apart. To harvest cut entire plant at soil line. Plant in succession for continual harvest. Excellent as an overwintered salad green.