Salad Burnet


Sanguisorba minor

Cucumber-like flavour!

Salad Burnet is a herb that is also a member of the rose family. The leaves are rounded with ridged edges. They are a great addition to salads and sandwiches, as well as into lemonades and wine spritzers, adding a cucumber-like flavour. They can also be used to add flavour into dips, tossed into soups, eggs and other hot dishes right at the last minute. The young leaves have the best flavour. They do well in both full sun and partial shade.

Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: August – April
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 15+ cm
  • Growth type: This variety is suitable for planting in pots or in small gardens, as they do not take up a lot of space, and has a bush or compact growth habit.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 15°C
  • Average germination in days: 5-7 days
  • Sow method: This seed is best sown directly in the soil, as transplanting could reduce your yield.
  • Plant type: Hardy, Perennial
  • Plant use: This herb is used for culinary and medicinal purposes. (Please consult your doctor/medical practitioner.)
  • Plant/row spacing: 30 cm/30 cm
  • Days to harvest: 50 days
  • Seed treatment: Will benefit from bottom heat – These seeds will germinate without bottom heat, however, the additional heat stimulates germination, gives an even germination and speeds up the process.




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