Hi to all! Just wanted to thank you for the lovely asparagus crowns (plus the extra one!) that arrived on Wednesday as requested. Thank you too for all the wonderful information about asparagus and also about the other things you sell. Will definitely be ordering from you again in the future! With my very best wishes
Roz Paterson, London
Supplied as a pot grown plant.Available from approximately mid July 2013
Also known as glasswort, sea asparagus and sea pickle, Marsh Samphire traditionally grows along the coast.
Once described as the poor man's Asparagus this is now fast becoming a trendy garnish in many of the gourmet restaurants. That said, this is a fantastic vegetable in its own right or can be made into a wonderful pickled vegetable.
This is not something 'new' - in his writings Shakespeare made reference to Samphire growing on the White Cliffs of Dover and the workings of the Channel Tunnel were reclaimed into a new area of land called Samphire Hoe.
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Pickled Samphire Recipe
An easy recipe to preserve this much coveted unusual vegetable for winter use.