French Corn Salad, Mache. Long, spoon-shaped leaf rosettes, very tender, most widely grown. Particularly good for autumn production. In winter only under glass. Easy harvest for its large leaves. Late variety, resistant to rot. Delicate salad plant which is particularly useful in winter and spring, excellent for when greens become scarce. Three times as much vitamin C as lettuce. Corn salad refers to that it often grows as a weed in wheat fields Also known as mache, lamb’s lettuce and lamb’s tongue. Tags: Harvest: Late, Specialty: Baby Greens, Season: Spring Fall.
Foraged by European peasants until Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, royal gardener of King Louis XIV, introduced it to the world. Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello in Virginia in the early 1800s. Delicious corn salad recipes.