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Thank you for your reply. The plant arrived today, looking so very healthy. Thank you so much for sending it so safely! It will be planted in my daughters herb bed, which is part of my wedding present to her and husband. As they love food, they will be thrilled with this beautiful, architectural, fruit producing plant! Thanks again.
Mia Brinkman, Newton Abbot


Samphire Seed

Image of Samphire
Image of Samphire
Image of Samphire
Image of Samphire

Salicornia europaea

  • Easy to sow, grow, harvest and eat.
  • Will self seed every year.
  • Simply water with a saline solution that you can make at home.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 50 seeds.

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GBP1 or more £2.50 each

An amazing plant that everyone should grow, and it's so easy.

Great accompaniment for fish dishes as it adds a 'salty sea' taste to the meal which is amazing.

Can sometimes be bought at your fishmonger, but by growing it yourself, your'll always have a good supply of samphire - you can even eat it raw (it's really tasty).

Also known as glasswort, sea asparagus and sea pickle, Marsh Samphire traditionally grows along the coast.

  • Sow Spring or early Summer.
  • Very lightly cover the seeds after sprinkling them onto the surface.
  • Grow it in a container on you windowsill or in the open ground.
  • Best watered with a saline solution (1 teaspoon of proper sea salt in a pint of water).
  • Prefers a light sandy soil (or well drained) and a sunny position.
  • Likes a warm sheltered position and protection from the worst of our Winters will ensure continuity from year to year.
  • Reach 2" - 3½" (6 - 8 cm) tall.
  • Samphire will re-seed itself so do not be too greedy later in the season otherwise it will not seed and re-grow next year.
  • Has a salty taste (surprise surprise!).

For full details on Samphire and it's medicinal benefits visit our Samphire Plant page.

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