This coastal plant is related to Barilla, Saltbush and Seablite and a relative of this plant is widely used throughout Europe as a sea vegetable. Crystal Ice Plant naturally grows in sand dunes and sea weed deposits.
This green succulent annual ground cover has huge succulent leaves in Spring, with glistening bubbles of salty surprise on the underside of leaves and stems. In Summer, the leaves turn to a small grey form with attractive pink flower buds and white flowers. These flower buds are much sort after by chefs as edible decoration.
At Reedy Creek Nursery, Crystal Ice Plant is organically cultivated in growing boxes of composed sea weed. This sustainable production of Crystal Ice Plant can guarantee availability of tender leaves and stems during winter and flower buds in Summer.
Uses: This Crystal Ice Plant can be used steamed, stir-fried or blanched. Is a great complement to seafood dishes.
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer