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Turmeric, White / Mango

Turmeric, White / Mango

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

Regular price $18.00 USD
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Size

3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

White Turmeric or Mango Turmeric is a cousin of the orange turmeric you know and love, but with a unique green mango flavor. White turmeric is used both medicinally and as a culinary herb throughout South Asia.


Turmeric has been a vital part of Ayurveda medicine for centuries, regarded as an excellent tonic and blood purifier. Commonly referred to as 'The Golden Healer' Curcumin is the compound in Turmeric responsible for its incredible medicinal effects: potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti- microbial, protective effect on the liver, as well as its positive effect on hardening of the arteries. Many of its traditional medicinal uses are supported by scientific research, and Turmeric is gaining in popularity in the West as an important medicinal herb.

Turmeric is a great culinary herb as well. Most noted for its thick, branched rhizome, it makes a pungent spice, adding that rich golden color to curries. AKA as 'Indian Saffron' or 'Poor Man's Saffron', this wonderful herb is crucial to East Indian, Thai and Persian cooking. The dried powder is derived from the rhizome and again, vital in curries. Use it fresh as you would use ginger: stir fried or pickled! The plant leaves are sometimes used for wrapping and cooking food, and the lovely flowers can be eaten.

The plant has an attractive growth habit, forming a foliage clump that reminds us of Canna. It can be grown indoors but note that plants grown in containers may require frequent repotting to avoid the rhizomes getting too big. Remember, it is the rhizome or root that is harvested and not the leaves.

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Plant in pots with a peat-based potting mix. Keep consistently moist, and preferably in a humid environment such as a greenhouse. Harvest rhizomes in winter when foliage drops.

ABOUT THIS PLANT

Botanic Name: Curcuma longa
Common Names: White Turmeric, Am Adrak, Am Haldi,

Lifespan: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 10+
Growth Structure: 3 to 4ft shrub

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Dormancy: Winter
Cold Tolerance: 32F
Flowers? Yes, White
Edible? Yes
Native to: South Asia
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon+

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