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Saltwort Greens (Heirloom 40 Days)

Heirloom 1700’s

A traditional Japanese culinary herb and green, native to the salt marshes of Japan. Long, thin & crunchy leaves with a fresh and very slight salty taste. Use for salads and sushi, steam the older shoots or pick extremely young for micro greens. Rich in both vitamins and minerals. 

50 seeds



Salsola komarovii

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼" deep

Sowing Indoors: Start 3-4 weeks before planting outsideSow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after last frost, 4-6” apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost. Sow a few seeds every 2-3” apart.

How much does a packet plant: 4-5 foot single row

Harvest: Start clipping tips at 6"

Tips: Plant in average to sandy soil amended with compost. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth, especially from the middle to end of summer. Mulching helps retain moisture.

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Tiffany O.
United States United States
Highly Recommend

Really love this plant! Good germination and it has a great flavor. You really do get a salty taste, enjoy adding it to salads and sushi.

Salt Wort Greens

Germinated quickly and grew well. Nice crunchy addition to a salad and also use for steamed greens. Will definitely grow again.

Gary R.
United States United States
salt wort greens

the seeds never germinated

Pinetree Garden Seeds

Hi Gary, I am sorry you had such a poor experience with the Salt Wort Greens. We do guarantee the germination of our seeds and would be happy to send you another packet if you would like to try again, or I can offer a refund or credit, whichever you prefer. Please let us know what we can do for you. ~Tammy