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Gala Mâche

(Valerianella locusta)
EXCLUSIVE - Mild, nutty-flavored mâche (a.k.a. lamb’s lettuce or corn salad) is a delicious traditional...
(Valerianella locusta)
EXCLUSIVE - Mild, nutty-flavored mâche (a.k.a. lamb’s lettuce or corn salad) is a delicious traditional salad with oval leaves that form pretty, fist-sized green rosettes with a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Cold-hardy mâche is sown in summer for fall harvest or early spring for the first salads of the season. Gala is vigorous, cold-tolerant and mildew-resistant with a delicate texture and buttery flavor. This succulent gourmet salad treat needs only the simplest of dressings.
Seed Count: Approx. 700 / Weight: 1.5 gms
$ 3.19
#5315
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ANNUAL

Spring harvest
Frost hardy

EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

Mâche grows best sown in cooler weather to provide late fall and/or early spring salads. It tolerates light frosts well. In Cold Winter Areas, plant in mid-August for a fall crop or as early in spring as ground can be worked. In Mild Winter Areas, late summer/early fall planted mache will overwinter to fill the first spring salad bowls.

Sow seed 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in rows 6 to 8 inches apart or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Seeds germinate slowly and unevenly over 14 to 28 days. Keep seed bed evenly moist during germination. Thin seedlings 3 inches apart when plants are large enough to handle. Keep well weeded and protect from slugs and snails.

GROWING NOTES

Mâche grows more slowly than lettuce, taking up to 3 months to fully mature. It needs a good supply of moisture, regular weeding, and does best in cool weather. When ready for harvest, each mature plant forms a rosette of leaves that measures three to five inches across. Harvest by cutting entire leafy rosettes. Leave some plants to go to seed as they will self-sow readily. Enjoy its delicate texture and nutty flavor with a simple vinaigrette dressing made with walnut oil or good olive oil.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

Mid-summer
Sept – Feb
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
14 – 28 days
Approx. 90

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

Mid-summer
Sept – Feb
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
14 – 28 days
Approx. 90

Cold Winters

Mid-summer

Mild Winters

Sept – Feb

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep

Days To Germinate

14 – 28 days

Days To Harvest

Approx. 90

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