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Staghorn Plantain [Plantago coronopus]

Staghorn Plantain [Plantago coronopus]

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The staghorn plantain is a very old perennial wild salad herb and occurs wild in Central Europe on salt marshes and near the coast. The robust, hardy and evergreen wild plant has elongated, toothed leaves in the shape of staghorn antlers and forms a rosette of leaves close to the ground. The leaves of the deer plantain contain a lot of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B2 and vitamin C. The taste of the leaves is fresh, salty and spicy-nutty. The leaves and young inflorescences are edible and make a tasty mushroom-like addition to stir-fries.

General information
Plant family: Plantaginaceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 25 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -23 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, dry, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-22 °C
Germination time: 3-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 25x25 cm

Optimal mixed culture: 
Unfavorable mixed culture: 

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly from January to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from April to August.

When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible plantain leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Staghorn plantain prefers a sunny location with a permeable, humus-rich, sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Staghorn plantain is resistant to drought and also thrives on sandy or stony, dry, saline soils. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds or root division.

Plant care
Regular watering causes faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 30 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Plantago coronopus
English names: Bucks horn plantain, Staghorn plantain, Deer horn plantain
German names: Hirschhornwegerich, Krähenfuß-Wegerich, Kapuzinerbart, Minutina, Ziegenbart, Mönchsbart
Portuguese names: Minutina, Diabelha
Spanish names: Llantén cuerno de ciervo
French names: Plantain vinaigrette

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

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National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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