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Watercress 'Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie'  

Nasturtium officinale

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'Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie' is a Watercress variety in the Nasturtium genus with a scientific name of Nasturtium officinale. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white. The blooms display an average of 4 petals.

Rapidly growing aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial plant native to Europe and Asia.1

This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

France is believed to be where Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie originates from.

Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie Watercress needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie

  • Dappled Sun

  • Very High

Water should be slightly alkaline.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie is thought of as half hardy, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie are Zone 5 and Zone 12.

Growing Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.0 inches (0.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 2.34 inches (6.0 cm) between Watercress plants.

Transplanting Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie

Cresson de Fontaine Amelorie folklore & trivia

This is one of the oldest know leaf vegetables consumed by humans.1

Footnotes

1 wikipedia.org