Land Seaweed,Oka Hijiki,Saltwort,Healthiest Greens Eaten In Asia,Asian Vegetable/herb.
Avg. 7,750 seeds/oz. Packet: 300 seeds.
Long, succulent leaves with an incredibly appealing, crunchy texture. Native to the salt marshes of Japan, but well adapted to less saline soils. Harvest promptly to prevent woody stems and prickly leaf tips. Add tender young leaves to salads and sushi, or steam longer stems for a unique and healthy side dish. Also called land seaweed or "Okahijiki" in Japan. Avg. Packet: 300 seeds.
Also known as "seaweed on land," this variety is considered to be one of the healthiest greens eaten in Japan. Loaded with vitamins, it is usually sold in Japanese markets in very small packets. The green stick leaves are 2" long. Oka hijiki is used in many Japanese dishes and is excellent simply steamed for a few minutes and eaten with mustard or vinegar.
Okahijiki is easily grown either in the garden or in pots, and grows vigorously in warm weather. Harvest young growth regularly.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
Direct or Transplant
USDA Hardiness Zone -First Frost Date- Last Frost Date
Zone 1 -July 15th -June 15th
Zone 2 -August 15th- May 15th
Zone 3 -September 15th May 15th
Zone 4 -September 15th May 15th
Zone 5 -October 15th April 15th
Zone 6 -October 15th April 15th
Zone 7 -October 15th April 15th
Zone 8 -November 15th March 15th
Zone 9 -December 15th February 15th
Zone 10 -December 15th January 31st (sometimes earlier)
Zone 11 -No frost. No frost.
You can look up your climate zone here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Materials: Hardy Annual Heirloom,Hardy Annual,Heirloom,Organic,Land Seaweed,Oka Hijiki,Saltwort
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