Herbs Epazote Epazote

Epazote

Organic Seed

Product ID: 782

Used in traditional Mexican cooking.

Pungent flavor with refreshing, minty overtones. Use in chili sauces and bean dishes. Plant every 2-3 weeks from spring through early summer to ensure a steady harvest. Please note that Epazote is toxic if consumed in large amounts, and self-seeds readily. To prevent a potential weed problem in the garden, we recommend clipping off flower parts of the plant before seeds form. Organically grown. Avg. 170,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$4.35
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1/4 Ounce

$11.65
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1 Ounce

$33.75
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1/4 Pound

$89.20
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1 Pound

$291.75
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.

SOWING: 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 that are 12-18" apart.
Transplant: Press seeds lightly, as seeds require light to germinate, into a soil mix that has been premoistened. 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 rows that are 12-18" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Grow in average to poor soil. When grown in an acidic soil, the "purpling," which is usually barely visible in the stems and leaf veins, can become more prominent.

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".

PLANT SPACING: 4-6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Harvest leaves or whole young plants for fresh use. Harvest black seeds when ripe and dry for medicinal use.

Note: Epazote self-sows readily. May become invasive, if allowed to do so.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Dysphania ambrosioides
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
55 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
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