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Good King Henry Seed

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Chenepodium bonus-henricus

  • Said to have been brought here by the Romans.
  • Forced young shoots can be used as an Asparagus alternative, young leaves as a Spinach alternative.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 120 seeds.

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To many people Good King Henry is classed as a weed; historically it was introduced to the UK by the Romans - who recognised its value as a vegetable.

In some parts of the Country it is known as Lincolnshire Spinach or Mercury.

Perennial in habit, the young leaves can be used in exactly the same way as perpetual spinach whilst the juvenile flower buds can be sautéed in butter. But for a real gourmet delight the young shoots can be forced in the spring to produce an Asparagus alternative.

  • Sow April onwards in ¼" (6cmm) deep drills 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Thin seedlings to 12" (30 cm) apart.
  • Top Tips
  • Plants do not transplant well so always sow where you plan to grow.
  • Keep well watered and mulch well annually.
  • Pick foliage regularly to ensure a constant supply of young leaves and to avoid toughness.
  • Similarly trim off flower bud to prevent plants going to seed.

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A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.