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Valerianella locusta laterr.
Mâche, corn salad or lamb's lettuce all refer to this simply and wonderfully tasting and small growing salad variety. If you are looking for an easy to grow salad packed with an iron boost, then this is the one for you. This variety has a rapid growth with thick and lush, green and round leaves.
Don't be fooled by its small size, corn salad has many valuable nutrients like vitamin C and up to three times as much of it compared to lettuce! Other nutrients in this little plant are beta-carotene, vitamin B6, and minerals such as potassium and iron.
Corn salad usually grows wild in many parts of western Asia and Europe, in cultivation France is the country which is the primary supplier of Corn salad in Europe, and now you can grow it easily in Herbert.
We could eat a fresh plate of corn salad with pumpkin seed oil, feta cheese and tomatoes any and everytime of the day.
Time to first harvest in Herbert: 5-6 weeks
Traditional farming: 10-12 weeks