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Curcuma longa

CATEGORY  Gingers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Whole plant is edible
  • Tough, reliable garden plant
  • Turmeric has many health benefits
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HEIGHT:

3-5 Feet

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Sun
· Partial Shade

ZONE:

7b-11

PURPOSE:

· Food Production
· Aesthetics/Decor

APPLICATIONS:

· Containers
· Patio & Garden
· Mass Plantings
· Edible Garden
· Mixed Combos

FEATURES:

· Fragrant Foliage
· Heat Tolerant
· Easy to Grow
· Low Maintenance

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Shade
· Partial Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained
· Average Water

BLOOMS:

· Summer

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Green

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· No Chilling Required

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Specialty
· Fresh
· Process

Curcuma longa is a reliable, easy to grow perennial ginger. Turmeric (aka Indian Saffron) is commonly harvested for it's edible rhizomes 8-10 months after planting. It is very adaptable to many types of light, soils, & moisture levels. It will produce beautiful, white flower spikes in late summer. Curcuma longa will lose it's leaves in fall & reemerge in spring. In colder climates rizomes can be dug and overwintered in dry peat moss, or potentially brought in as a house plant. Turmeric rhizomes are typically boiled or sun dried for one week, they can also be eaten fresh. Leaves are used to wrap & flavor fish.

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PURPOSE:

· Food Production
· Aesthetics/Decor

APPLICATIONS:

· Containers
· Patio & Garden
· Mass Plantings
· Edible Garden
· Mixed Combos

FEATURES:

· Fragrant Foliage
· Heat Tolerant
· Easy to Grow
· Low Maintenance

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun
· Partial Shade
· Partial Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained
· Average Water

BLOOMS:

· Summer

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Green

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· No Chilling Required

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Specialty
· Fresh
· Process

GROWING INFO:
6" Crop Time: 4-6 wks
8" Crop Time: 6-10 weeks
12" Crop Time: 8-12 weeks
pH: 5.8 - 6.2
EC: 1.5 - 2.5


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