Upland Cress 'Belle Isle'

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Upland Cress 'Belle Isle'

5540 - 'Belle Isle'. Barbarea verna. Completely different creature than Garden Cress.  Very dark green rosettes of watercress-like leaves, very high in vitamin C and phytonutrients, and at its best in the dark of winter. An item of commercial markets in colonial times, eaten to ward off scurvy throughout winter. 17th century Portugese sailors shipwrecked on Belle Isle for a harsh Nor’easter winter survived because of it, and took this name back to Europe with them.

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