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4920

Stevia

  • Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana

Sugar Herb. An exciting breakthrough in natural sweeteners. The leaves of this plant are 20-30 times sweeter than cane sugar but with extremely low calorie levels so it gives the user an intense feeling of sweetness on the taste buds but with no increase in blood sugar levels. Stevia is a sub-tropical, frost sensitive perennial that is ideally suited for growing as a kitchen pot plant. Use the leaves directly for sweetening hot drinks or alternatively sprinkle leaves in salads, cereals, over meats and with cooked vegetables to enhance flavour. Seed needs light to germinate so sow on surface or only lightly cover. Grow on, in a light, sandy soil with good drainage and do not over water. Plants can be left outside during summer but must be brought in before the temperature drops below 10°C. Protect from wind and frost.

Matures 100 days from transplant.

NZ $4.75
 
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INFORMATION

DURATION
Tender Perennial
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
20-25
DAYS TO GERMINATION
7-10
HEIGHT
30cm
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
15cm
WHEN TO SOW
2
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
15
PREFERRED GROWING METHOD

Transplant
BEST USE

Culinary

KEY to
WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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