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Greek Purslane

Greek Purslane


A lush and larger leafed variety of purslane unlike the wild growing weed seen crawling in your backyard in summer. Locally known as ‘Ylistritha’ in Greek. It grows big and juicy leaves with tender upright growing stems that are a cooks dream. Full of omega 3 and Vitamin C. Delicious eaten raw or cooked. An annual herb that grows well anywhere. 


    Greek purslane - Portulaca oleracea

    Portulaca oleracea


    • This prized seasonal weed is a superfood and should be eaten by everyone as much as possible. Traditionally used in a lot of Mediterranean countries such as Greece, often seen fresh in salads or cooked with seafood and other wild greens.
    • Full of antioxidants and omega 3 is a tasty way to add some character and health to your summer cook ups.
    • It is extremely drought tolerant and grows in any conditions, you can plant in a pot or ground, trim back above new growth throughout the season to get more harvests. 
    • It is an annual plant so will die in the winter but will self sow and pop up in your garden every season.
    • Use the juicy leaves and tender green stalks as you would other wild greens like chicory. 
    • This Greek variety is different to common purslane which has smaller leaves, brown stems and crawls along the ground. 
    • Grows around 30cm tall and spreads out to about 20cm.

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