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Goldberg Golden Purslane
Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 386

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.


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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Portulaca oleracea sativa
CULTURE: Plant after last frost, as purslane is sensitive to hard frost.
DIRECT SEEDING: For baby leaf: Sow 1-2 seeds/in. in rows at least 2" apart. For full-size production: Sow about 1/2" apart, 1/4" deep. Thin to 4-6" apart.
TRANSPLANTING: Sow 3-4 seeds per 1" cell-type container or pot in midspring. 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.
DISEASE: Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 63,900 seeds.
PACKET: 500 seeds, sows 20'.

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Quick Facts


Latin Name

Portulaca oleracea sativa

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

50 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


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

Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Heat Tolerant