Turmeric

Scientific Name: 
Curcuma longa
Family Name: 
Zingiberaceae
Place of Origin: 
Tropical South Asia
Plant Description: 
Has shiny, lanceolate leaves and dense spikes of yellow flowers.Tumeric grows on a tuberous rhizome and is in the same family as ginger.
Plant Height: 
100cms
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Repellent
Dye
Harvest Period: 
Dig up the whole plant at the end of the Summer growing season or leave to reshoot
Of Interest: 
Turmeric gives a yellow dye, but more importantly, it may give you good health! For storage, wrap the turmeric loosely in aluminium foil and keep it in the vegie crisper section of your fridge. It will usually last a few weeks. You can use turmeric fresh, grated and add to curries.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical

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