Family: Rosaceae (the rose family; includes roses, peaches, apricots)
Genus: Sanguisorba (includes burnets)
Botanical/Binomial Name: Sanguisorba minor
Common Names: Salad Burnet, Small Burnet, Garden Burnet
Botanical Characteristics: Herbaceous | Perennial | Evergreen to semi-evergreen | Frost hardy
Propagation: Seed | Division | Rhizomes
This is a clump of plants in one pot, and the exact item as in the photos.
Dimensions of the pot are 200 mm diameter × 190 mm high. The plants are about 120 mm high.
Salad burnet is an amazingly tasty herb — it literally tastes of cucumber, and because it is perennial, gives you access to your own home-grown ‘cucumber’ all year round.
Use it in salads, on sandwiches, in wraps, chopped finely and mixed through cream cheese or a herb butter — your imagination and desire for a cucumber taste is the limit here! You can even steep it in white vinegar (with or without other herbs) to make a flavoured vinegar for salad dressings.
This is a somewhat obscure plant, so have a bit of fun asking a friend to taste it and see their look of surprise as they notice the cucumber taste! Pick the youngest leaves, as older ones can have a slight bitter aftertaste. New leaves will readily grow back.
Salad burnet is an easy-care plant which prefers full sun but which can tolerate a slightly-shaded spot, and is adaptable to a wide range of well-drained soils.
Regular fertilising will maintain this perennial edible herb at peak nutritional value.
As it is a clumping perennial, division every year or two can also help restore freshness and vitality.
Local pick-up is welcome — we’re in Gwynneville, near Wollongong University.
Pick-up is by mutual arrangement please, as we don’t have a shopfront.
Having said that, we are always here and more often than not can easily fit in with whichever day and time suits you best!
Feel free to suggest preferred pick-up time(s) in the comments box during checkout and we’ll reply as soon as we see the notification.
Especial Note Regarding Large Air-Pot® Orders
Depending on the order, we may suggest that large Air-Pot® orders are best sent directly to you from the warehouse.
Especial Note Regarding Jujube Trees
When posting out bare-rooted jujube trees, we routinely trim them to fit the box and keep postage costs to a minimum. These trees are typically knee-high when planted out, though some may be smaller.
This of course doesn’t apply for pick-ups, and in fact we will set aside the tallest trees specifically for this purpose. These trees can often be hip-high, and sometimes taller again.
Please note that this is not a guarantee, as heights of different cultivars can differ from year to year.