What are the pros? fast grower, white rust res.
What are the cons? bland flavor
This line tastes slightly acidic, but otherwise just green and fresh, a bit like watercress, this differs from the wild type I breed and select myself that has no acidity and tastes like a cross between spinach and green beans. Both are Portulaca oleracea, and I'm hoping to cross them this fall. The variation in flavor suggests you can select for several different flavor elements, so trying out seeds from multiple sources to find the ones you like best might be a good idea, especially since there are also other species and it is grown world wide. This one grows leaves up to 3cm long (similar to the largest of the wilds) and holds them up off the ground up to about 12cm tall even without shading(wild type will only grow up if shaded). It appears to be somewhat resistant to white rust as my wild type plants have been infected while these have not. Germination was faster than wild type by about 3 weeks(requires less heat?) and the plants grow about twice as fast as wild type.
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