Salsola komarovii is a species of plant native to China, Korea, Japan and eastern Russia.
It is an annual plant and grows to a height of 20 to 50 centimeters.
It is cultivated as a herb. The leaves and young shoots are eaten. In Japanese it is known as okahijiki which translates as "land seaweed".
Very rich in vitamins and minerals. Crunchy stems which need to be eaten very young either raw or steamed.
Genus - Salsola
Species - Komarovii
Variety - Osaka
Common name - Saltwort
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 10
Height - 0,20 - 0,50 m
Plant type - Annual Herb
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden
Water requirements - Average, high
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
Sow from April to early Autumn, but can be grown all year long inside.
It's very easy to grow, but needs a warm temeparture (+22-25C). Can be sown inside or outside then the weather is suitable for it.
Sow seed 5mm deep in seed trays of compost.
Germination time - 7-14 days.
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