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Samphire Seed

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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.

Available from approximately late October / early November 2019

GBP1 or more £2.50 each
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An amazing plant that everyone should grow; it's so easy to do. Grow it in a container on your windowsill or in the open ground.

Iit's a great accompaniment for fish dishes as it adds a fantastic 'salty sea' taste to the meal.

It can an sometimes be bought at your fishmonger, but by growing it yourself, you'll always have a good supply of samphire. You can even eat it raw (it's really tasty) and it's an unusual addition to a stir-fry. You can also pickle it.

Marsh samphire grows naturally on salt marshes and tidal flats in many parts of the United Kingdom. Its bright green stalks resemble asparagus spears, hence one of its alternative names – sea asparagus. It is also known as glasswort, as samphire ash was once used in glass-making. 

  • 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.
  • Sow in spring or early summer.
  • Very lightly cover the seeds after sprinkling them onto the surface of a tray of compost. Germination may be slow.
  • Transplant to pots of free-draining soil when plants are 1" (2.5 cm) tall.
  • Will reach 2-3½" (6-8 cm) in height.
  • Best watered with a saline solution (1 teaspoon of proper sea salt in a pint of water).
  • Samphire will reseed itself so do not be too greedy later in the season, and let it flower, otherwise it will not reappear next year.
  • Has a salty taste (surprise surprise!).

For full details on Samphire and its medicinal benefits visit our Samphire Plant page.

Available from approximately late October / early November 2019

How To...

How To Sow & Grow Samphire
Detailed advice on sowing and growing samphire outside and under protection. Includes information on watering, feeding, and cooking.

Recipes

Pickled Samphire Recipe
An easy recipe to preserve this unusual and much-coveted vegetable for winter use.

General Information

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.

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https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/Samphire_Seed/