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Oyster Leaf (15 seeds) (HB178) $4.50

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Oyster Leaf

         
 
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(M. maritima) This delicious plant is aptly named for its tolerance to maritime exposure and it can be found growing wild along the Scottish coast. It received its common name because the thick, tender leaves taste similar to oysters with a hint of seaweed flavor. Perfect in salads and other raw dishes. Because of its beauty and hardiness, some gardeners say they will never be without this amazingly aromatic plant in their garden. Hardy to zone 3; seeds can take a month to germinate. Hard to find!
 
Oyster Leaf
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MB
Location:
Redmond, WA, United States
Date:
July 25, 2018
          4.0
 
Unique tasting greens
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Really reminiscent of oyster!

What are the cons? Very slow start and growing

Review:

Wasn't sure how to plant this so I sunk some seeds 1/4" in my raised garden beds. Very slow to start and grow but at least I got a fairly good rate of germination (5 out of 6?) My plants have never gotten very big so I only now harvested a few leaves. The flavor is huge! I made some soup and added about 8 leaves along with other greens, and the broth tasted of the essence of oyster. I'm eager to try adding this to recipes with actual oyster, to see if I can boost flavor without adding more shellfish. Might make for an interesting border plant as well, as the tiny blue flowers are pretty.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amy
Location:
Milford, NE, United States
Date:
July 15, 2018
          2.0
 
Didnt like my hoop house
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? intriguing plant!

What are the cons? prone to slugs

Review:

I bought two envelopes of these seeds, hoping to have a new crop to offer to my chef customers, but no. My hoop house environment wasn't good for these plants and slugs decimated them right away. I'll try again next year but I'd love to hear from others who have grown it successfully! I hate to give it a bad rating, but need more planting info!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LibbyC
Location:
Glenside, PA, United States
Date:
April 24, 2018
          3.0
 
How do I grow this
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? Need more growing instructions

Review:

I stratified the seeds in sand in the refrigerator for several weeks, then planted them out. I didn't expect to see any sprout, but, to my surprise (stratification still seems like magic) several did. I know they like sandy soil, but don't know how much to water them, fertilize, etc. I do know they do not like being handled much, so I transplanted two, each to a large container filled with succulent mix and topped with ground oyster shells to keep them relatively cool. Very slow growth; one looked half-dead, so I transplanted it back into a plastic pot and took another sprout and carefully put it in the container with the succulent mix.There is so little info on this plant, it would be great if there were more info on the package. The flavor is great; I cut a very tiny piece off a leaf and tasted it; it was very salty and seaweedy.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chef Dennis
Location:
Venice, CA, United States
Date:
January 25, 2018
          5.0
 
Tastes like the ocean
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? Long germination

Review:

I love this plant. Tastes amazingly like oysters. I first tried this on a tour of the French Laundry’s private garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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