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Talinum caffrum


Talinum caffrum (Portulacaceae) Tallinum caffrum is found from southern Ethiopia south to Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. The leaves of Tallinum caffrum are collected from the wild and eaten raw as a salad or as a cooked vegetable. They contain much water and are also eaten raw against thirst. It is a succulent herb with a deeply buried tuber (caudex) with annual stems that are usually decumbent or prostrate, up to 40 cm long, much branched. Sowing : Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 20-25°C. Cover with peat or sand. Locality: Bloemfontein. Harvest: January 2024


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