Barbarea vulgaris
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Barbarea vulgaris

winter cress

  family cruciferae 
  genus barbarea 

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Genus  Barbarea Species  vulgaris Variety  Cultivar  Common names  winter cress Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S12038 Data source  UnVeg p147;Xeri p277
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  10" - 2' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 04 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Barbarea vulgaris likes full sun. It needs soil that is moist.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is pungent like mustard greens. Its nutritional value includes vitamin C. Barbarea vulgaris is most frequently used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  2" - 3" Row spacing  9" Cold frame  8 to 10 weeks Planting period  May 01 - May 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest  10 to 14 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Vitamin C Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  pungent like mustard greens
Horticulture notes  May is normally the best time to begin planting. Typical crop spacing is 2". Separate each row by approximately 9". Harden in a cold frame for 8 to 10 weeks prior to setting out. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 10 to 14 days. Barbarea vulgaris is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Barbarea vulgaris has an annual life cycle. The blossoms are typically of a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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