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Scurvy grass (Cochlearia officinalis)

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Scurvy grass (Cochlearia officinalis)
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2.38 € *
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Item number
COC01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
400
Botanical name:
cochlearia officinaliscrucifera cochlearia var. officinalisdraba cochlearioideseutrema rossii
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Description

Rich in vitamin C, this is a well sailed plant known not only to the Vikings, who swore by it for the prevention of scurvy. In the 1850's scurvy grass extract was a fashionable breakfast drink, much like orange juice today. Despite ground frost, this plant does not loose its crunch, or its tangy cress-like flavour.

400 scurvy grass seeds

Growing instructions
Biennial or perennial herb. Sow seeds in spring or autumn outdoors. Prefers a moist soil, and grows well in a half-shaded location.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Brassicaceae
Plant height approx.:
10–25 cm
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
AprilJuneMay
Location:
Partially shadyShade Sun
Water requirements:
reichlich
Lifecycle :
Biennial
Winter hardy up to:
–15 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
AprilAugustMarchMay
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
5 – 15 °C
Germination time in days:
10 – 20
Planting distance approx.:
25 x 25 cm
Main harvest:
Year–round

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
bitterkresselöffelkressescharbockskrautskorbutkraut

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