Very dark green rosettes. 17th century Portugese sailors shipwrecked on Belle Isle for a harsh Nor-easter winter survived because of this cress, and took this name back to Europe with them. Seeds germ readily in about two weeks. Cress has a watercress flavour that is great for salads and sandwiches. It is high in calcium, iron, folic acid and Vit. A and C. Sow repeatedly for a continuous harvest. 300 seeds.