Succulent golden-green leaves with orange stems.
The 1 1/2" leaves are much larger than those of the wild form of purslane. Upright growth habit. Flavor is crisp and mild. Pick as needed to within 2" of the base; new stems and leaves regrow. Known as "verdolaga" in Latin America. Sensitive to frost. Avg. 67,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 500 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Portulaca oleracea sativa
CULTURE: Direct seed after last frost, as purslane is sensitive to hard frost. Sow about 1/2" apart, 1/4" deep. Thin to 4-6" apart. For transplanting, sow 3-4 seeds per 1" cell-type container or pot in mid-spring. Cover with 1/8" of soil. Thin to 2 plants per cell. After last frost, transplant to the garden about 8" apart, using care not to damage the roots.
HARVEST: Pick as needed to within 2" of their bases. New stems and leaves will re-grow continually for several weeks.
DISEASES AND PESTS: Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 63,900 seeds.
PACKET: 500 seeds, sows 20′.