Salicornia Europaea

A fleshy stemmed annual plant with a high salt content, the Salicornia, also known
as glasswort or samphire, just might be the next culinary herb sensation.
Eaten raw, quickly fried, steamed or microwaved, this high-protein plant is a
surprising addition to salads, soups, hot dishes and a perfect accompaniment for
fish & seafood plates.

Natively, the Salicornia is highly adapted to the sea shore and covered by salt water
for much of the day with the ebb & flow of the tides.
We at Hishtil have developed it as a conventional plant rooted in soil and
irrigated with salted* water. Now, it is suitable for growing outdoors in pots or in
greenhouses, up to 30 cm.

*In order to achieve ultimate salty taste, it is importent to add one full tablespoon of sea salt to each liter of irrigation water.

Note: salty water should be supplied only when using soilless media for growing and the Salicornia is grown as a sole plant or with other Halophytes in the container.


Plant Characteristics

Growth HabitUpright
Plant Height30-50 CM
Foliage ColorGreen

Plant Growth

Planting TimeAll year round, “day-length” during winter.
Plant Spacing15 CM
Light ExposureFull Sun
Growing Temp (°C)10+
Propagation UnitsRooted Cuttings
Available AsOrganic
Lead Time7 Weeks
Pinched RC PlantNo

Box Dimensions: 30x50x37 cm.
· All goods are supplied as CPT terms.
· Minimum quantity per shipment of RC's or seedlings: 25 trays. No less than 1 tray per variety.


Recommended Pot Sizes (for retailers) Weeks Product Status
12cm 8
Two weeks before harvesting, it is important to irrigate with salted water to achieve the ultimate salty taste!


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*Do not use the information as a substitute for the instructions given by the seed companies, their agents or distributors.
*All growing information in Hishtil's website is based on methods and trials used in Israel and are given as general information guidelines only.
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*All the pictures in this catalogue are shown for illustration purposes only.
*Availability is subjected to final screening and/or commercial decisions and is likely to change.