$ 2.64
SKU P27339S


Edible Plantain. Easy to grow year-round specialty herb with a crunchy texture and a subtle salty, nutty, but slightly bitter taste. High in Calcium and Vitamin A. Cold hardy Italian heirloom variety with 55 days to harvest. Also known as Erba Stella 

hardy to all zones !

Minutia PLANTAGO coronopus grows in a loose rosette pattern with upward shooting leaves that reach approximately 30 centimeters long. They are slender and spiked with forking antler-like horns, hence the name “buckshorn”. Minutina’s affinity for growing in saline soils translates into a unique salty flavor on the palate. The leaves have a crisp yet succulent texture
  • SEEDS/OZ.: 85,050 
  • PACKET:500 seed
  • 100% open pollinated
  • Heirloom
  • non-hybrid
  • Organic and Non-GMO

      With a flavor likened to a cross of spinach and parsley.

      Minutina is a hardy green that may be used fresh or cooked. The leaves should be harvested before flowering occurs because the greens can develop a bitter quality. The new young shoots of the plant are tender and best reserved for raw applications, while larger leaves become fibrous with a sharp flavors that require cooking to soften. Use Minutina in salads and stir fries for texture and salinity. Minutina was used in fancy jellies in America and England during Colonial times. Complimentary flavors include feta cheese, parmesan, garlic, lemon, balsamic vinegar, pears, apples, browned butter, sesame oil, seafood and poultry.

      Plantago coronopus, the buck's-horn plantain, is a herbaceous annual to perennial flowering plant in the family Plantaginaceae. Other common names in the USA and Italy include minutina and erba stella.

        If transplanting, sow into 1-1 1/2" plug trays, 4-5 seeds per cell, 1/4" deep. Thin to 2-3 plants per cell. In about 4-5 weeks, when roots have filled the cell, gently transplant 6" apart. If direct seeding, sow about 30 seeds per foot, covering 1/4". Thin to 4-6" apart, or let grow thickly if plants are to be clipped only when young.