Curled Cress is a mucilaginous seed. It prefers considerably less water in the sprouting stage than most other microgreens seeds. If the seeds get too wet, you will end up with a very low germination rate. Cress has an interesting shaped leaf that is green in color. The peppery flavor is intense. The peppery taste of cress is stronger than any other micro. Just a little cress goes a long way.