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Corn Salad, Vit (Mild) Organic
Harvest in only 47 days.
A gourmet green for quick salads. Small, low-growing rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves are easy and quick to grow in cool weather. Vit is a French variety of corn salad that is excellent for cool spring and fall pickings. Vigorous and mildew-resistant with long, glossy green leaves that give a tender, delicate nutty, minty flavor. A staple for winter salads, Vit can also be cooked like spinach. Certified Organic.
Sow corn salad seeds in rich, well-drained soil in full sun in early to mid-spring and again in late summer for a fall crop. In Deep South, Gulf and Pacific Coast areas, sow in fall to early spring. Sow every two weeks to extend harvests. In rows 12" apart, sow seeds thinly and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Cover lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
How to Grow
Thin corn salad plants to stand 4" apart. Plants can be spaced more closely if the leaves are picked when small. Adequate moisture is essential to encourage vigorous, tender growth. If weather is dry, provide plants with 1" of water a week. If temperatures rise prematurely, shading plants may keep them from bolting.
Harvest as needed, clipping leaves with scissors, beginning about 40 days after germination. Leaves can be harvested individually by picking the larger leaves on the outside of the rosette. New leaves will continue to form at the center. Or harvest entire plants by pulling them up or cutting them off at ground level. Store unwashed leaves in the refrigerator. Wash before using.