Taiwan Grass Jelly Seeds 台灣仙草 $6.99
Grass jelly, or leaf jelly, is a jelly-like dessert eaten in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia, Myanmar and Taiwan. It is made using the Platostoma palustre plant (a member of the mint family) and has a mild, slightly bitter taste. It is served chilled, with other toppings such as fruit, or in bubble tea or other drinks. Outside of Asia, it is sold in Asian supermarkets. These are the saved seeds harvested by my parents in Taiwan. I was able to germinate a few, I would say the germination rate is around 20% based on my own experience. The 2 plants I germinated last year in August only grows to 4" tall right now, it grows very very slow in my California green house. I really prefer to keep these seeds to myself as I wanted to grow as many grass jelly as possible but if you are a grass jelly maniac, I can share 50 seeds for $5.85 include shipping.
The grass jelly patch was taken from my parents' front yard, grass jelly grows like weeds in Taiwan. :)
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