Corn Salad (Valerianella locusta)

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Botanical names:
Valerianella locusta Accepted
Valerianella olitoria Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Aug 27, 2013 4:05 AM

A highly nutritious green, corn salad can be grown in containers and planters with ease. It is hardy to around 5°. A cold frame or mulching with straw or conifer branches can provide protection in colder climates or it can be planted in late late winter for a spring harvest in those climates. We grow it here in TN over the winter. The taste is mild and slightly lettuce-like.

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