Purslane Golden Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Purslane Golden Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Portulaca oleracea subsp. sativa

Item #6130

Annual. This domesticated purslane with large, succulent leaves is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a variety of minerals, and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Though similar to wild purslane in its high nutritional value, it is not your garden-variety weed. 'Golden' purslane grows relatively tall for easier harvest, and its flavor is less tangy. A good container variety, and a fabulous way to expand your salad greens selection! Drought tolerant.

This packet sows up to 61 ft.



Annual

Full Sun

Upright plants, up to 18" tall and 8" wide

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
Press Into Surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 4"-6"

Row Spacing:
4"-6"

Thinning:
When 1/2" tall,
thin to 1 plant every 4"-6"


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Requires light to germinate. Press seed into soil surface; do not cover.

Harvesting: Snip off 2"–4" tall, tender shoots in the early morning or evening when they are at their juiciest. Malic acid in the purslane is converted to sugars throughout the day, causing evening harvest to be sweeter, and less tangy than in the morning.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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