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Cardamom, Green

Cardamom, Green

This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 1 gallon pot sizes.

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Green cardamom an enchanting spice that emanates an irresistible aroma and offers a burst of exotic flavors. Originating from the lush forests of India, this perennial herb features vibrant green leaves and clusters of small, aromatic pods. Within these pods lie the prized seeds that possess a warm, citrusy taste with hints of floral and mint undertones. Renowned for its culinary versatility, green cardamom adds depth and complexity to both sweet and savory dishes, from fragrant curries and biryanis to delectable baked goods and refreshing beverages. Its captivating aroma and distinctive flavor profile make green cardamom a beloved ingredient in global cuisines, while its ornamental beauty adds an elegant touch to gardens and spice collections alike.

Cardamom is a tropical plant related to ginger and turmeric. Rather than harvesting the roots, however, cardamom is harvested for its fragrant seed pods. Growing cardamom is relatively easy. It thrives in warm, moist conditions, and prefers slightly acidic soil.  Choose a spot that receives partial shade or filtered sunlight and ensure the soil is well-draining and rich in organic matter, with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5. Mulch around the plant to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Prune any dead or damaged leaves and stalks to encourage healthy growth.

Harvesting the cardamom pods is a rewarding experience. When the pods turn green and begin to split, they are ready for harvest. Simply pluck them from the plant and relish the incredible flavors they offer.


Botanic Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Common Names: Hindi: हरी इलायची (Hari Elaichi), Bengali: সবুজ এলাচ (Shobuj Elach), Tamil: பச்சை ஏலக்காய் (Pachchai Elakkai), Telugu: ఆకు ఏలక్కాయ (Aaku Elakkaya), Malayalam: പച്ച ഏലക്ക (Paccha Elakka), Arabic: الهال الأخضر (Al-Hall Al-Akhḍar),
Native to: South Asia
Lifespan: Perennial
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon pot
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10
Growth Structure: 2 foot tall clumping herb
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