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Epazote, Culinary & Medicinal Herbs,

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Original price $3.66
Current price $2.98
$2.98 - $2.98
Current price $2.98
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Pkt Size-Approx. Seeds: 0.1 g / 100+ Seeds

Epazote (pronounced eh-pah-ZOH-teh) is an aromatic herb; fresh leaves and tender stems are used in cooking. The epazote plant is a leafy annual or short-lived perennial plant that can reach 4 feet tall—often used in Mexican Cooking. Annual plants reach 2-3 feet tall and grow nicely in the ground or in containers. It is often referred to as having both an acquired aroma and taste. Its flavor is pungent and lemony, with a sharp finish. Epazote contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin B (specifically folic acid), and vitamin C, as well as calcium, manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc. It also contains dietary fiber and a small amount of protein. Native to Central America, epazote has been grown for culinary and , Heirloom Garden Seeds purposes in Central America for countless generations. This herb is used in everyday cooking in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca and the Yucatan Peninsula among the Mayan-speaking peoples.

Pkt Size/Approx. Seeds
0.1 g / 100+ Seeds

Direct seed (recommended): Sow outdoors shallowly, as seeds require light to germinate, 2-3 seeds per inch, once the soil has warmed in early spring. Thin to stand 4-6" apart in rows, or clumps every 6-12" in rows 12-18" apart. Transplant: Press seeds lightly, as seeds require light to germinate, into a premoistened soil mix. Water in with the same mixture. Transplant to larger cells when seedlings develop true leaves and later to outside when they are about 3-4" tall. Space plants 4-6" apart in 12-18" rows. The plant prefers rich, well-drained soil in a sunny position but will tolerate poor soil. Pinch back to keep from going to seed. Younger leaves have a milder, richer flavor. Harvest leaves before the plant flowers and set seeds for the best flavor. Harvest leaves or whole young plants for fresh use. Harvest black seeds when ripe and dry for medicinal use.