Highly esteemed as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, turmeric is one of the proven "superfoods." It's also believed to have anti-cancer properties and to help Alzheimer's patients fight arthritis and more! This close relative to ginger is easily grown indoors, outdoors during summer, or under glass. Harvest the roots for fresh, homegrown turmeric. As beautiful as it is healthful, too--allowed to grow Turmeric yields lovely white blooms. Needs at least eight months of hot, humid weather for best production. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold.
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Curcuma caesia - Turmeric is one of our favorite spices to grow and add to dishes, try this beautiful periwinkle to aquamarine colored variety for extra pizazz! The flavor of blue turmeric is piney- almost minty, making it a fun addition to dishes in need of more pep. Grow blue turmeric just as you would the traditional orange kind.
Curcuma caesia - With its dazzling array of colors, from a blended yellow green all the way to a deep indigo, Blue Turmeric is a marvel of the natural world! It has properties similar to ginger, making it good for the stomach and for using dried as a spice. The flavor and strength of this rare variety could easily be double more the potency of standard turmeric or ginger. Its piney, menthol flavor infused into the traditional flavor notes of ginger makes for a truly unique combination.
Turmeric is a tropical plant that needs a warm temperature of over 70 F and five frost-free months. Before planting, you can pre-sprout turmeric at room temperature or warmer for several months. Once sprouted a half inch, plant in a pot or outdoors when the soil temperature is over 65 F.
It is also an incredibly sustainable plant with excellent growth potential, reaching heights/widths around 3-4 feet. When you receive your Blue Turmeric rhizomes, there are many ways to store them for future planting. Simply avoid areas with excess moisture and extreme temperatures. Some people store rhizomes in a crate in the garage or at room temperature. You can even plant your turmeric in a container with soil or coco coir and a little water to keep it dormant through the winter, or begin growing it inside for transplant later. Since Blue Turmeric is grown for its root, the faster you can establish your plant, the sooner you can expand your spice collection and garden!