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Mertensia maritima (Oysterleaf) 10 Seeds

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Mertensia maritima is an amazing aromatic plant of the Boraginaceae family. She is also known by the common names : Oysterleaf, Oysterplant or Sea bluebells. This edible plant for gourmets has blue-green leaves, slightly crunchy with an incredible taste of oysters.

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Mertensia maritima (Oysterleaf) 10 Seeds

Mertensia maritima (Oysterleaf) 10 Seeds

Mertensia maritima is an amazing aromatic plant of the Boraginaceae family. She is also known by the common names : Oysterleaf, Oysterplant or Sea bluebells. This edible plant for gourmets has blue-green leaves, slightly crunchy with an incredible taste of oysters.

 


Mertensia maritima is an amazing aromatic plant of the Boraginaceae family. She is also known by the common names : Oysterleaf, Oysterplant or Sea bluebells. This edible plant for gourmets has blue-green leaves, slightly crunchy with an incredible taste of oysters.

In the mouth, the taste resemblance to the mollusk is really striking. Its leaves and edible flowers are used in cooking often in association with fish dishes. In its natural environment, especially on French coast Mertensia maritima has virtually disappeared following an irrational crop. Today, Oysterleaf is a rare and highly plant prized by restaurateurs, including starred chefs. Prices of leaves reached impressive peaks, a leaf of Mertensia maritima costs between 0,30 and 0,50 euros unity.

Oysterleaf can be grown in pots or in the ground in the garden, it is a perfectly hardy plant. She enjoys bright places or partial shade. Soil must be sufficiently drained, rich and sandy.

Characteristics :

Types of Plants Perennial Plant

Family : Boraginacées

Hardiness : Hardy

Use : Kitchen garden

Flowering period : Summer

Foliage : Deciduous

Color of flowers : Blue

Exposure : Sunny

Soil Type : Draining

Minimum temperature : -23°C to -17°C

Multiplication : Sowing, cuttings

By (Chanceaux sur choisille, France) on  01 Feb. 2019 (Mertensia maritima (Oysterleaf) 10 Seeds) :
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Une véritable découverte !

Une véritable découverte pour moi qui raffole des huîtres ! J'ai mis les graines au frigo pendant 3 semaines, puis semées en petits godets, la totalité des graines ont germées ! Je suis super satisfait

Merci pour votre avis ! A bientôt :)

Shop owner reply on 01 Feb. 2019

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