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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: 6
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mystic gardener
Location:
Mystic, CT, United States
Date:
June 9, 2019
          5.0
 
Worth the considerable trouble
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? absolutely delicious!

What are the cons? very hard to germinate

Review:

Late spring 2018: I did not cold-stratify but planted seeds as they came, shallowly in pots. Took 6-8 weeks before any seedlings appeared and the germination rate was maybe 20%. Seedlings did grew well and I transplanted at 4-leaf stage into potting mixture in two large (18" diameter) pots. Kept pots on a southern-exposure patio that can get quite hot in the summer. Watered when soil is dryish. First winter was very cold with extended periods well below freezing. Plants in only one of the two pots survived but now in late spring have grown splendidly and look like they may be getting ready to flower. Germination is definitely a challenge but this plant is very much worth the effort. Attractive blue-green foliage and the flavour of a raw leaf is really remarkably like oysters. Try with champagne! I am going to try to get more started this year and if successful will try growing them in the ground as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tammy
Location:
Alexandria, VA, United States
Date:
January 16, 2019
          3.0
 
Never got to see them
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? They seem wonderful!

What are the cons? Difficult germination

Review:

I couldn't get a single one of my seeds to germinate. I followed the instructions on the packet perfectly, but they were VERY stubborn! I think I may try again this year, because they do sound delicious! :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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48 out of 49 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

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22 out of 25 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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47 out of 47 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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