Help in finding a Turkish Laurus nobilis (Bay tree)

Kirch(z9 Tucson AZ)August 14, 2005

I would like to locate a source for the Turkish species of bay tree (Laurus nobilis). From what my cook husband and cooking web sites tell me, the Turkish variety has shorter, wider leaves and has a more subtle flavor than the regular California variety that I've grown all these years.

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Pagancat(Phoenix, AZ)

Hmmm - I know I saw a couple different kinds of Bay at Baker's last week. If you take a look in our FAQ's the phone number should be listed.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2005 at 8:21PM
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jimdaz(9)

Umbellularia californica, or California bay, is used as a substitute for Bay Leaves. The true Mediterranean plant is Laurus nobilis, as you noted above. CA bay is more pungent in taste. I bought my Bay plant at Baker Nursery. You will see small ones in the herb section, but look around, or ask the help. They have larger plants that are very reasonable. Laurus nobilis does very well in our climate.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2005 at 10:51PM
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usha(z8AZ,Nscottsdal)

I bought mine from summerwinds. Make sure you buy 5gal and not one gal if you want to use the leaves in cooking right a way. It is extremely slow growing.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 2:38PM
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kathleen10(z9b AZ)

I got mine from Moon Valley Nursery. Usha's right, it's slow growing. Mine is about 6' tall (in pot) but grew from only about 4.5' over 7 years ago. Quite a bit fuller now though. Perhaps having it in a large pot is also constraining its growth. I find that mine does not like direct sun all day or its leaves burn.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 3:29PM
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