Herbs Saltwort Saltwort

Saltwort

Seed

Product ID: 2677

Traditional Japanese culinary herb.

Long, succulent leaves with an incredibly appealing, crunchy texture. Native to the salt marshes of Japan, but well adapted to less saline soils. Add tender young leaves to salads and sushi, or steam longer stems for a unique and healthy side dish. Also called land seaweed or "Okahijiki" in Japan. Avg. 7,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1/2 Ounce

$7.55
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1 Ounce

$13.25
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1/4 Pound

$30.95
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1 Pound

$111.55
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5 Pounds

$462.50
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25 Pounds

$1,748.75
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Direct seed in spring through midsummer. Sow seeds 1/8- 1/4" deep, 1-2 seeds every inch, in rows that are 12-18" apart. There is no need to thin, as saltwort continues to grow even when sown thickly. Successive sowings ensures a continuous harvest.
Transplant: Tamp seeds into the soil mix or just barely cover with soil and moisten. Transplant seedlings outside when they are 3-4" high, spacing seedlings 4-6" apart in rows that are 18" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Saltwort is native to the salt marshes of Japan, but will grow well in less saline soils.

PLANT HEIGHT: 8-18".

PLANT SPACING: 4-6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Leaves may be harvested for fresh use once the plants have become established. Harvest promptly to avoid woody stems and prickly leaf tips.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Salsola komarovii
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
40 - 55 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Salad Mix Component