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Sesamum indicum – Sesame (seed)


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Sesamum indicum is strong smelling annual or short lived perennial native to south Africa. The Sesamum genus contains approximately 15 species in tropical asia and southern Africa. Family Pedaliaceae.

Sesame has been cultivated for thousands of years for its use as a source of oil, pastes, candies, etc. The seeds are an excellent plant source of calcium, as well as protein, unsaturated oil, vitamins B3 and E, folic acid and other minerals.

Care and Cultivation of Sesamum indicum

Sesamum indicum seed should be sown just under the surface in a light airy potting mix in full sun. As long as they are in a hot position they can be kept moist, damping off can occur in cold, dark and moist positions. Seeds can also be sown directly in the garden to avoid any transplant shock. Keep the moisture up in the ground to ensure a tall plant and large harvest. 1-2 metres tall.

25+ seeds per packet


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