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Epazote Seeds (Organic)

Epazote Seeds (Organic)

Source of a Potent Spice

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
    USDA Certified OrganicCertified by Oregon Tilth
    $4.25
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    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

    Shipping Information

    Ships from Northern CA.

    Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

    Dimensions: 5.0"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

    Features

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

    Characteristics

    Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
    Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
    Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
    Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
    Growth Habit : Herbaceous
    Life Cycle : Tender Perennial
    Plant Family : Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
    Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
    Plant Usage : Medicinal Plant
    Planting Time : Spring
    Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
    Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
    Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
    Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
    Sun Requirements : Full Sun
    Useful Plant Part : Leaves
    Organic Certifier: Oregon Tilth

    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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