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Purslane - Green (300 seeds) (HB151) $1.50
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Purslane - Green

         
 
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(Portulaca oleracea) Low, crawling plant produces tender stems and juicy leaves that are excellent added to salads. A popular green in Mexico and was favored by my Hispanic Grandmother. Becuase of its reputed medicinal effects, also used in herbal healing.

 
Purslane - Green
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sue
Location:
Bethany, IL
Date:
August 18, 2014
          3.0
 
overwhelmed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tastes great

What are the cons? WILL take over

Review:

Purslane is great to eat and all the livestock love it as well. It is not worth getting it started in your garden though. It will absolutely take over in a short time, especially if you till your garden. After a rain or two you will have a lush carpet of this plant. It loves disturbed ground and just goes crazy. Plant at your own risk.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
shv
Location:
ROGERS, AR
Date:
July 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Tasty greens
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great germination

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a very delicious edible green and nutritious too. I cooked mine with lentils and it was super yummy. Great germination rate and left a few plants to seed and it has fared well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gen1Rev
Location:
Raymore, MO
Date:
July 8, 2014
          4.0
 
Aaaah native edibles
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Purslane is drought hardy, but it does need a healthy amount of water to germinate and establish. It won't die on you, but it won't really grow without water either. This variety grew upright with a single stem for me, almost like a miniature tree, rather than the low branching habit of the wildtype where we live. It is indeed succulent to munch on, with just a hint of an acidic edge (like maybe a bunch of lettuce that had juicy tomato lightly squeezed over it). It doesn't quite grow itself, but there aren't many gardeners who could kill it either, and I would rate it as one of the most appetizing native greens.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Glmory
Location:
La Habra, CA
Date:
August 18, 2013
          5.0
 
Great low Maintenance Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Invasive

Review:

I planted one of these a month ago. Today it is an impressive bush, almost two feet tall. This plant is almost as different from wild purslane as domestic radishes are from wild ones. The leaves on the wild ones are tiny and thick. The leaves on this plant are much larger in diameter but no thicker. This plant also grows to a much larger size than the wild version.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jennifer
Location:
Rising Sun, IN
Date:
July 17, 2013
          3.0
 
Tasty and too vigorous
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Crisp, juicy, delicious leaves

What are the cons? Can be invasive, loved by deer

Review:

Very easy to grow, germinated pretty well. Can get quite large. The leaves, especially when young, are juicy, crisp and tasty. Makes a great addition to a salad, or on a sandwich or pita, or can be a side dish or salad on its own. However--can be invasive. Self-seeds vigorously and can pop up in places you would never expect. Succulent stems are easy to break and hard to dig out entire plant. Deer also love this plant, and I think the rabbits snack on it as well, so be forewarned!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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