OP Purslane is a succulent summer salad plant very popular in European summer salads. It is heat tolerant, so great to have in the garden when other greens are sure to bolt. The leaves are very nutritious - high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also contain unusually high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. This is a cultivated variety with an upright growth producing larger leaves than its wild sister. A blend of red and gold leaf types with orange stems that have a crisp, juicy and mild flavour. Picked to within 5cm of the base with new stems and leaves re-growing all summer. A new favourite at our house!
Sow in Spring, repeat monthly in the warm months for continuous supply. Sow into trays, prick out at 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves emerge. Transplant into fertile soil at 30cm diagonal spacing. Frost tender.