Turmeric Curcuma

Price: $22.95
SKU: CFD14367
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Turmeric is a beautiful tropical plant that produces large white flower spikes against dark green, lush leaves late in the summer. Turmeric plants are loaded with vitamins and minerals! A member of the ginger family, Turmeric is commonly referred to as the Miracle spice. Often used to flavor foods, it also has antioxidants and vitamins which provide amazing immune boosting health benefits reported, from pain relief from arthritis and headaches to lowering cholesterol. Includes one actively growing plant in a 5.5" pot.

Turmeric has a sweet smell similar to lemon and ginger with a flavor that's earthy and warm, followed by a peppery zest. Its edible rhizomes are harvested for the spice and leaves are often used to wrap and flavor meat and fish leaving no waste. Attracts butterflies to your edible garden! The turmeric plant begins flowering in the late summer while rhizomes are growing in the soil below and are very attractive to pollinators. The rhizomes and leaves can be harvested in the fall. Turmeric can be harvested in 8-10 months from time of planting, for best results we recommend allowing your turmeric plant to grow 9 to 10 months before harvesting. Thrives in containers both indoors and out. Because it's tropical in nature, turmeric prefers to be in an environment with sunny, warm humid conditions and moist, fertile, well drained soils. Turmeric can be brought indoors during winter months and enjoyed as a houseplant in a sunny window. Turmeric plants will look dormant during winter months, but will continue to produce rhizomes in the soil below. This product cannot ship to AZ.
Botanical Name - Curcuma longa
Hardiness Zones - 7-11 in ground; 4-6 plant in container and provide winter protection
Annual or Perennial - Perennial
Bloom season - Late Summer
Exposure - Full to part sun
Drought Tolerant - No
Mature Height - 3 to 4 feet
Mature Width - 2 to 4 feet