Description from Botanical Interests
Portulaca oleracea sativa
Annual. This domesticated purslane with large, succulent leaves contains vitamins A and C, a variety of minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. Though similar to wild purslane in its high nutritional value, it is not your garden-variety Purslaneweed. Golden Purslane grows relatively tall for easier harvest, and its flavor is less tangy. A good container variety, and a fabulous way to expand your salad greens selection!
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60ºF.
When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost.
Special germination instructions: Requires light to germinate – press seed into soil surface – do not cover; keep moist.
Harvesting: Snip off the tender shoots when they are 2″–4″ tall, in the early morning or evening when they are at their juiciest.
- Full Sun
- Upright plants, up to 18″ tall and 8″ wide
- Days to Emerge: 5-10 days
- Seed Depth: Press Into Surface
- Seed Spacing: 1/2″
- Row Spacing: 4″-6″
- Thinning:When 1/2″ tall, thin to 1 plant every 4″-6″