Stevia Organic

SKU: HR1140
The leaves of this amazing “sugar plant” have extracts said to be 300 times sweeter than sugar. Useful as a sweetener for diabetics and dieters, research has shown that Stevia has additional uses in treating blood pressure problems. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Season Warm season

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More details about Stevia Organic

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! The leaves of this amazing “sugar plant” have extracts said to be 300 times sweeter than sugar. Useful as a sweetener for diabetics and dieters, research has shown that Stevia has additional uses in treating blood pressure problems. The plant, which does well in the border or in containers, grows to 60cm (24″) tall, with clusters of tiny, but attractive white flowers emerging from the tip of every branching stem. Pick fresh leaves from the plant and chew them to release a very surprising, unmistakable, sugar-like quality. Give Stevia a nice sunny spot in your herb garden or patio container garden, with fertile, well drained soil. Note: Certified Organic Stevia seeds are sold by seed count, not weight.

Quick Facts:

    • Certified organic
    • Works in containers
    • Surprisingly sweet leaves
    • Open pollinated

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All About Stevia Organic

Latin

Latin
Stevia rebaudiana.
Family: Asteraceae.

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy after germination

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing

Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow in late spring. Seeds should sprout in 10-16 days.

Starting

Starting

Sow seeds on the surface of damp, sterile seed mix, and use bottom heat. Warmth and bright light are necessary for germination. Be advised that germination is challenging. The germination rate shown on our packaging reflects laboratory conditions. Without the use of bottom heat, few or none of the seeds will germinate. We highly recommend using a heat mat

Growing

Growing

Grow using the same methods as growing basil. Grow in well drained soil in a warm spot in the garden, or in large containers in full sun. Water regularly in hot, dry weather. In very hot climates, Stevia benefits from afternoon shade. Space plants 60cm (24") apart, and pinch growing tips once or twice to encourage bushy growth.

Harvest

Harvest

Clip leaves or branches as needed throughout summer. The leaves dry fairly well for fall and winter use as an all purpose, low calorie sweetener.

How to Grow Stevia

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow in late spring. Seeds should sprout in 10-16 days.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds on the surface of damp, sterile seed mix, and use bottom heat. Warmth and bright light are necessary for germination. Be advised that germination is challenging. The germination rate shown on our packaging reflects laboratory conditions. Without the use of bottom heat, few or none of the seeds will germinate. We highly recommend using a heat mat.

Step 3: Growing

Grow using the same methods as growing basil. Grow in well drained soil in a warm spot in the garden, or in large containers in full sun. Water regularly in hot, dry weather. In very hot climates, Stevia benefits from afternoon shade. Space plants 60cm (24") apart, and pinch growing tips once or twice to encourage bushy growth.

Step 4: Harvest

Clip leaves or branches as needed throughout summer. The leaves dry fairly well for fall and winter use as an all purpose, low calorie sweetener.

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