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10 Winter Purslane

Portulaca oleracea

SKU: VEG0126

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The Highlights

    • A succulent creeper with small, fleshy leaves
    • Refreshing gel-filled leaves taste of mangetout and Bramley apples
    • Popular in Tudor England, still eaten throughout the Mediterranean
    • Very easy to grow
    • The acid level of Purslane fluctuates wildly over the course of a day, making them up to 10 times sourer when picked first thing in the morning than late in the afternoon. So choose when you pick these according to how much tang you fancy!
    • Plant in spring or autumn for both summer and winter harvests!

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Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Potted

Height on arrival:

8-10cm
Your plants will arrive at a height between 8-10cm

Eventual height:

30cm

Eventual spread:

10cm
Plants will reach a spread of approx 10cm

Tasting notes:

Fresh taste similar to apples and mangetour

Time to first crop:

4-6 weeks
Harvest the purslane stems by collecting the stem, but don_x0092_t cut too short, to enable regrowth. The younger the stems, the better the flavour.

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Will survive even the harshest of UK winters

Uses:

Salads, saute or stir fry

Rootstock:

Spacing:

10cm
Plant 10cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

There are no significant pests or diseases. Some slug protection may be needed when the plants are very young.MORE

Water initially

Purslane is very drought tolerant once established, and will thrive without regular watering.MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Purslane would benefit from a sunny position where it will receive around 4-6 hours of sunlight per day, but it will do perfectly well in shadier conditions.MORE

Any well drained soil

Purslane is a hardy plant and will grow vigorously in any soil conditions. If your soil is very heavy clay, add some grit or perlite for drainage.MORE

Feeding not required

No feeding needed.MORE

Pruning not required

No pruning needed.MORE