Herbs Stevia Stevia

Stevia

Seed

Product ID: 2305

Incredibly sweet leaves are an herbal alternative to sugar.

Use fresh, dried, powdered, or as a liquid to sweeten a variety of foods and beverages. Bushy, high-yielding plants. Perennial in Zones 9-11. Avg. 75,550 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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50 Seeds

$4.88
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100 Seeds

$9.00
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250 Seeds

$16.70
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500 Seeds

$30.65
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1,000 Seeds

$59.43
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10,000 Seeds

$594.30
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5,000 Seeds

$229.90
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Additional Information

For best germination, seed should be stored in a cool, dry location until planting.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days at 68-75°F (20-24°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Seed should be used within 6 months of purchase. Store seed in a cool, dry location for best germination. Sow seeds shallowly 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Do not over-water. Transplant to cell flats when seedlings are large enough to handle. For bushier plants, pinch back growing tips every few weeks for the first 1-2 months. After the last frost, transplant outside 12" apart. Stevia will not tolerate temperatures below 45°F (7°C). Stevia is an ideal plant to grow in containers as a houseplant or on the patio. For container growing, choose a pot that is at least 14" across and provide soil that is well drained. Keep evenly moist.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. In extreme southern areas and when growing in containers, afternoon shade may need to be provided.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Does best in average, well-drained but moist soil. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers, as they cause the plant to produce large leaves with little flavor.

PLANT HEIGHT: 18-30".

PLANT SPACING: 12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-11.

HARVEST: Pick in the morning and before flowering occurs for the highest sugar content. Leaves may be harvested throughout the season once the plant has become established. To dry, hang small bunches of stems in a well-ventilated, dry location out of direct sunlight. Dried leaves may be ground into powder for storage.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Stevia rebaudiana
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
100 - 120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
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
Product Features
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Grows Well in Containers