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 Height||30-50 CM|
|Planting Time||All year round, “day-length” during winter.|
|Plant Spacing||15 CM|
|Light Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Temp (°C)||10+|
|Propagation Units||Rooted Cuttings|
|Lead Time||7 Weeks|
|Pinched RC Plant||No|
Box Dimensions: 30x50x37 cm.
|Recommended Pot Sizes (for retailers)||Weeks||Product Status|
- Free flowering compact plant
*The variety data given in Hishtil's website has been received from the seed breeders and/or producers. Hishtil takes no responsibility or liability for the content.
*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.
*All information details are not meant for use as substitute for the instructions given by the seed companies, their agents or distributors.
*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.