Koppert Cress Collection: Affilla® Cress

Affilla® Cress has a distinctive and decorative shape allowing it to be used for very creative applications. The flavour is similar to sugar pea. The product is a perfect ingredient for mild dishes. It combines very well with sweet dishes and is suitable for (very short) blanching.


The shoots of this plant are very popular in South East Asia. Chinese people call it ´HE LAN DO´ (pronounced: che-lan-do), which means ´HOLLANDS´! This name refers to the Dutch traders from the VOC (United East Indies Company) who, in the 17th century (the Dutch Golden Century) brought ideas to growers in the region.

Availability and storage

Affilla Cress is available year round and can easily be stored for up to ten days at a temperature of 2-4°C. Affilla Cress is a vigorous grower. Outside the refrigerator it will grow at least 1 cm a day. Therefore check the humidity of the growing medium as it may dry out very quickly.

Produced in a socially responsible culture, Affilla Cress meets the hygienic kitchen standards. The product is ready to use, since it is grown clean and hygienically. Affilla Cress is, as all the Koppert Cress cresses and specialties, produced according to the SQF 2000 guidelines.

Click HERE for video recipe with Affilla® Cress.