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

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(Chenopodium ambrosioides) Pungent, aromatic herb native to Central and South America. Traditionally used in bean dishes to impart a fuller flavor and alleviate flatulence; add leaves near the end of the cooking time. Both fresh and dried leaves can be used. Self-seeds readily. Annual.

Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost

Germination: 7-14 Days

Plant Outdoors: 6-12” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Can also be directly sown after the last spring frost. Harvest leaves regularly to keep plants from bolting. Sow every 2-3 weeks to ensure a continuous supply.