Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Frost Sensitive – Will Get Damaged and Possibly Killed During Periods of Frost.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Plant turmeric rhizomes 15 to 20cm apart, 5 to 10cm deep and the growth buds must point upward. Turmeric can be planted whole or in smaller pieces with a couple of growing buds each.
Does best in well-drained, loamy or alluvial fertile soil.
It contains a yellow-coloured chemical called curcumin, which is commonly used to colour foods and cosmetics.
|Interesting planting ideas||
Turmeric grows well with most plants. Growing turmeric under fruit trees is fantastic as it likes dappled shade, also grows well with limes, chillies, lemongrass, and coriander.
Turmeric is the ingredient in curry that gives it a yellow colour. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis. It’s also been used to boost cognitive ability.
|Pests and Diseases||
Diseases include rhizome rot, leaf blotch and leaf spot. In hot dry areas, spider mites may become a problem.
Ready to harvest 10 months after planting.
A yellow coloured root commonly used as a herb and spice. It is consumed fresh or dried as a spice. Plant turmeric rhizomes 15 to 20cm apart, 5 to 10cm deep and the growth buds must point upward. Turmeric can be planted whole or in smaller pieces with a couple of growing buds each.
Curcuma longa requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.