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Wild Purslane Seeds - Portulaca Oleraceae - Delicious and Nutritious Greens

Wild Purslane Seeds - Portulaca Oleraceae - Delicious and Nutritious Greens

Quantity: 200+ Seeds


Purslane, aka Portulaca Oleraceae is a very nutritious and delicious wild succulent. Although some have given it the reputation of being a weed, it’s actually a nutrient powerhouse, and has such an agreeable flavour. The juicy and succulent leaves contain more omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant, including avocado. It also contains high amounts of calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, beta carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid. The seeds are edible too, and can be ground up and added to porridge and soups for an added boost of flavour and nutrition. Purslane is a low growing plant, and can grow to almost 2 feet wide if not harvested or cut back.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    Purslane seeds are best sown directly in the ground in early spring. The soil should be kept moist until germinated. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface, or even sow them on the surface. The seeds typically take between 2-4 weeks to sprout. The plants don’t require very much attention once established other than a weekly watering, and regular harvesting. These plants are quite vigorous come high summer. The plant is an annual, but will easily reseed itself each year. Purslane is resistant to deer, pests, drought, and flood; It’s a very robust plant.

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