Organic New York Hardy Mache

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50 days to harvest Valerianella locusta

Long loved in Europe and just making its way to American salads, mache is as delectable as it is hardy. We are always thrilled to have this mild, aromatic and marvelously succulent green in February! Our friends at Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative have found this to be the most hardy of all varieties they’ve trialed over the years, consistently overwintering uncovered outdoors for the last 17 years. We couldn’t agree more, she is so deliciously resilient! At Fruition, we sow mache in mid-September and savor the harvest all winter long and rejoice when the spring re-growth bounces back with ebullience; under hoops and floating row cover mache harvests are even more abundant. This product does not ship to Canada.

Size Price Quantity# Availability
250 Seeds $4.45 In stock
500 Seeds $7.55 In stock
1000 Seeds $14.25 In stock

1 review for Organic New York Hardy Mache

  1. bovinian

    It’s January in zone 5 and these babies are still going strong with no cover, after some of them self-seeded in the summer. They are the only green the woodchuck didn’t touch, which is weird, because they are mild and succulent and really quite choice. I think these will be a permanent fixture in our garden.

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Organic New York Hardy Mache

Planting Method: Direct Sow Only

When to sow: Early spring or early fall

Sowing and seedling care: Sow only in cool soil, plant 1 inch apart in rows 4-18 inches apart. Weed well.

Seed Depth: 1/4 inch      Sun Needs: Full/Part

Days to Germination: 10-14, must be in soil *below* 68°F

Spacing after thinning: 1-2 inches, rows 4-18 inches apart.

Days to Harvest: 50

Height: 1-3 inches

Harvest: Cut individual leaves or rosettes (entire plants) at the root when 2-3” tall. Overwinters easily, quickly re-growing as snows melt. Cold-frames make winter harvest easier.

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