Once considered to be rather weedy, it now has improved cultivars and is grown throughout Europe and North America for an early spring nutritious herb. Corn Salad, also called Mache, grows from a basal rosette of rounded, spoon-shaped leaves. The succulent leaves that can be 6 inches long have a nutty, sweet flavor that is excellent in tossed green salads. The Mache herb is a nutritious addition to grow in the herb garden with leaves that provide vitamins and minerals, especially iron.
Corn Salad herb plants are easy to grow and require little care. It is a cool season annual, and it bolts once temperatures are above 80F. Corn Salad plants can tolerate frost and they can winter over especially if given some mulch for protection.
Contains 100 seeds
I bought these seeds on a whim and just threw them in our raises bed. They sprouted quickly but looked a bit like weeds at first so I almost pulled them!! They mature slower than something like the little gem lettuce and can bolt in full hot sun but otherwise seem very pest resistant and grow like happy little balls of green :)
Apparently these are my mom’s absolute favorite green ever and she says every leaf reminds her of childhood in Germany. Sometimes the head is sold at Trader Joe’s under the French name but is really expensive. Corn salad, mache, Feldsalat... whatever the name these seeds will always be sprouting up somewhere in my garden now!