The sea aster (Aster tripolium) is a vegetable with a firm and salty taste. This plant grows at salt marshes and estuaries all over nothern Europe. It can grow up to 50 cm heigh and has fleshy lanceolate leaves. Normally from July till September the sea aster blooms with beautiful purple flowers. The plant is relative short living and every year it needs new seedlings to ‘survive’.
We culture this plant since 2005 in our special designed beds, see our company description. This product is a seasonal product and thus limited available during spring and summer. The leaves of the sea aster we harvest mostly by hand and sell them to local retailers.