Saltwort Herb Seeds (Salsola komarovii)

Packet of 500 Seeds


Single Packet of 500 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Grow a garden filled with Saltwort herbs, from freshly harvested Salsola komarovii seeds. Saltwort is an heirloom herb that is native to the salt marshes of Japan. These herbs display long, succulent leaves with an incredibly appealing, crunchy texture. The plants themselves reach a mature height of roughly 8 to 18 inches tall and can spread 6 to 10 inches wide. Saltwort is high in vitamins and minerals and is primarily used as an additive to sushi and salads. The leaves can be picked and steamed for a healthy side dish as well.

Saltwort is considered to be an annual herb. Annuals such as this will grow quickly, producing leaves for harvesting, through the summer months. The plants are best harvested when they are young, to prevent woody stems from developing. Saltwort herbs are typically harvested within 40 to 55 days.

Sowing The Seed

Saltwort herbs are best established directly outdoors, in the Spring to mid Summer months. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life and weeds. Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, lightly covering them with topsoil.

Growing Conditions

Saltwort herbs will thrive in areas of direct sunlight, or partial shade as well. Temperatures should be kept at around 70F to 80F for optimal growth. Saline enriched soils are recommended, however Saltwort does fine in light saline soils as well, just make sure that the soil is well drained. To improve your drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water daily with a light mist setting, until germination has occurred.

Germination & Growth

Saltwort seeds will typically germinate within 7 to 21 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 8 to 18 inches tall and can be spaced about 4 to 6 inches apart from one another. Saltwort is best harvested when they are young, to prevent woody stems from developing.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.


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