Gourmet Greens

Golden Purslane

Golden Purslane

MS476

Portulaca oleracea var. sativa 50 days. Very similar to our Garden Purslane in appearance, including its upright habit, height, and shape. Succulent leaves have a yellow-green color and are more tender. An excellent source of natural antioxidants. A cool, soothing flavor, and a favorite for fresh snacking at our trial grounds.
A larger upright domesticated purslane to be enjoyed as a salad ingredient or as a fresh snack. Very high in vitamins and antioxidants.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 650 seeds per 1/4 gram.
  • MS476/S
  • 1/4 gram
  • $2.55

  • MS476/P
  • 1 gram
  • $4.45

  • MS476/B
  • 1/4 oz
  • $10.85
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
50-70°F2-151/4-1/2"6-12"1-2"16-18"Listed per varietyLow


Savor the flavors that fill the kitchens of Europe. Fast and easy to grow, greens are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Enjoy them in soups, lightly steamed, or raw for a low calorie and highly nutritious part of your diet.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Gourmet greens perform best when planted in early spring or fall
• Most will tolerate light to moderate frosts with minimal cover
• Plants are most vigorous and the flavors are better when daytime air temperatures are between 60-70°F
• Most greens are best direct sown
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Cover seeds with Reemay or Grow Guard 20 to help deter birds and improve germination
• Sow greens every couple of weeks to ensure a continuous supply of young plants

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• Thin as soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed

Transplanting
• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Aphids and flea beetles
Insect control: Strong spray of water, or applications of Pyrethrin or Azatrol
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and proper plant spacing allows air circulation to prevent molds

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest greens frequently and when young
• As with all greens, a rinse in cold water will help preserve the flavor and texture
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my little
Jun 24, 2015  |  By Stacey
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I wondered if these would overwinter in my zone (6b). I let them go to seed last fall, and just drop their seeds where they were. In late May, after our coldest and snowiest winter in recorded history, was happy to see the purslane up again. Now I know I can eat all I want of it. Also, it's delicious.