Welsh watercress network

Not only is watercress renowned for its nutrients but it packs a punch in the flavour department too.  Its trademark peppery heat comes from the plant’s mustard oils which are released when chewed.

In the wild, watercress was originally foraged from streams and ditches but it is now grown commercially in gravel beds and bathed in a gentle flow of pure spring water.  

This is a relatively new network as the number of growers in Wales is still relatively small, but if you want to learn what it takes to plant, grow and sell this tasty crop commercially, join this network.