Puha Prickly Leaf | Members Only Preservation Packet
GENUS: Sonchus SPECIES: oleraceus
Heritage Status : New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 100
Description: We have been told that this puha was already in this land when the great migration occured . it has been regarded as indigenous by East Caost Maori. It is also regarded as far better tasting than the Scottish cultivar that is the common one, albeit more difficult to prepare!
Planting Instructions: Sow in Autumn and early Spring into seed trays and prick out when first leaves appear to 2.5 cm diagonal spacing. Transplant into garden when seedlings reach 3-5 cm high at 30 cm diagonal spacing. To harvest cut with knife so it will grow again.