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Green Purslane, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom


Is the common clear green variant with its shiny glossy leaves and its more upright way of growing. It grows quickly and is traditionally considered to protect against evil spirits. A portion contains about 700 seeds.


Product number:4830
Scientific name:Portulaca oleracea var. sativa
Botanic family:The Purslane Family - Portulacaceae
Days to maturity:50
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–August
Sowing depth:0,5 cm
Germination time:8–12 days
Plant spacing:10–20 cm
Row spacing:30–40 cm
Height:25-35 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:2400 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice


Sow shallowly, successively after the soil has warmed up. Do not allow the sowing to become dry. Purslane can also be pre-grown indoors and planted outdoors when the risk of frost is over or remain indoors as a potted plant the year around.


Thin out to a mutual distance of 10-20 cm. They can grow very large sometimes.


Cut off whole shoots and leave some 5cm of the stem. It will bring forth new shoots and can be harvested many more times. Purslane is affected by frost and must be covered if you wish to prolong the harvest in autumn. Leaves and shoots are usually eaten raw in salads, but they are also good to poach or fry for a few seconds or with oil and vinegar.


About 2400 seeds/g, one portion sows many meters, 5-10 g for 100 m.  
A portion contains about 700 seeds.