Popular Name: Saltwort Botanical Name: Salsola komarovii Pack quantity: 100 seeds Item code: 25788 Despatch: Within 7 days
This is the vegetable Italian chefs simply adore - although it is often difficult to find, so they have to grow their own. Now you can do likewise to produce the attractive green 'fronds', which the Japanese call 'land seaweed'. The mild-flavoured greens have just a hint of bitterness, are great served with seafood or braised in olive oil and garlic to present as a side-dish.
Cut the shoots when they are 6-8in high to encourage them to re-grow for a further harvest. Can be sown all year round in cold tunnels.
Sow: March-June, Depth: Half-inch/1.5 deep / 1-2 seeds every three cm, Spacing: 12in/30cm between rows, Thin Out: No need to thin as will still grow. Sow successionally to ensure a continuous harvest. Harvest: from May - September when about 6-8in long, harvest promptly to get the best tender stems. Can be sown all year round in cold tunnels. Harvest May- September
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