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Valerianella locusta
Corn Salad
Lamb's Lettuce
  • Hardy to Zone 5
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 80%
  • Approximately 125 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
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Corn salad, also known as maché, is a cold hardy leafy green. It forms a low rosette of small tender leaves. The whole rosette can be harvested, or just individual leaves to allow the plant to keep growing. The taste is mild, crunchy, and a bit nutty. Great in salads, stir fries, or steamed. The flowering tops can also be eaten.

This plant is tough, surviving snow and cold conditions. It will self seed if allowed to flower, and establish a robust carpet that will come back year after year. It's not picky about soil.

Maché usually survives the winter in zones 5 and above, so fall-sown plants can be harvested as soon as they thaw in early spring. While it is technically an annual, maché acts as a perennial given that it self seeds easily in the spring and survives throughout the following winter

Growing Instructions

Direct sow early spring and September. Or start indoors or in pots/flats outdoors. Germinates best in cool, moist soil that is 5-18°C (45-65°F).

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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