Herb, Epazote

Chenopodium ambrosioides
SKU: 1623A P250
  • Organic
  • Self-seeding annual plant
  • Plants grow to 30-40 inches tall
  • Leaves have a strong, pungent flavor and scent

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Herb, Epazote Description

Epazote is native to southern Mexico and Central and South America. It was commonly used as a medicianal herb and in to the 1900s was produced commercially for medicinal purposes.

Learn to Grow it

You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.

Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.

This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.