Strictly Medicinal Organic Epazote

Source of a Potent Spice

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7057

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Epazote (wormseed) - Chenopodium ambrosioides

Perennial wormwood-like plant is the source of a potent spice. The dried leaf is traditionally mixed in bean dishes.

  • Plant prefers full sun and does well in waste ground.
  • Strew seed on surface of sandy soil and keep moist until germination.
  • Takes about 1 week to germinate.
  • Thin or transplant to 1 to 2 ft. apart.
  • Certified organic, 300 seeds/pkt.

    Photo by Forest and Kim Starr

    Features

    • Container Compatible
    • Good for Drying
    • Open-Pollinated
    • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
    • Succession Planting

    Characteristics

    Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
    Plant Usage Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant Germination Requirements Light, Warmth
    Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Tender Perennial
    Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
    Ideal Soil Temperature 70°F Days to Maturity 40 - 50 Days, 50 - 60 Days
    Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Leaves
    Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
    Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
    Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
    Organic Status Certified Organic Product
    Plant Usage Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant
    Germination Requirements Light, Warmth
    Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
    Life Cycle Tender Perennial
    Planting Time Spring
    Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
    Ideal Soil Temperature 70°F
    Days to Maturity 40 - 50 Days, 50 - 60 Days
    Sun Requirements Full Sun
    Useful Plant Part Leaves
    Growth Habit Herbaceous
    Starting Location Start Indoors & Transplant
    Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
    Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

    Planting & Care

    Soil & Water: Thrives in dry to mesic soil in full sun. Regular garden soil, dry waterways, wayside or waste places are satisfactory.

    Planting & Growing: In spring, sow seed in pots or flats. Surface sow and press firmly, keeping moist, warm and in the light until germination (about 1 week). Thin or transplant to 1-2 feet apart. Pinch back tips to form bushy form and discourage seed formation.

    Harvesting & Storage: Harvest leaves to use fresh or dry and store.

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    Shipping Information

    Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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