NUTRITIOUS AND APPEALING
The cultivation technique for colza-cress is similar to other species having round seeds. Growth is a little slower than Lepidium sativum (= normal cress).
- LILPUT:Because of its short hypocotyl the variety LILPUT is very adapted to the cultivation of cress in small closed plastic boxes like Lepidium sativum.
- WITT: For all other colza varieties such as WITT the hypocotyl gets much longer and they are adapted to a cultivation technique without lid.
In a test with WITT cress, 28 out of 30 children liked the product. According to the children the WITT cress tasted like very mild radish. Some of the small children asked for more! In contrast most children do not like the Lepidium sativum “cress” because of its strong taste.
Colza-cress is a very pedagogical way to teach children how to enjoy healthy green vegetables.