Emerald green leaves are 2” long by ½” wide, thick and juicy. Plants grow to 20” tall on reddish erect stems branching from the base. These are cut and bunched for use as a vegetable. Thrives in summer heat, but has no frost tolerance. We grow them as transplants, spaced 12” apart in rows 16” apart. Direct seeding works well, as seeds germ readily in less than a week, but thinning is important for productive plants.
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Scientific Name: Portulaca oleracea sativa
Seed Count Information:
- Seeds Per Packet: 1,500
- Seeds Per Ounce: 65,000