Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

mango_kushApril 24, 2010

anyone have any cuttings they can send? i have alot of tropicals i could trade

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bihai(zone 9)

I have turmeric but it isn't up yet. Its a Curcuma and probably won't start coming up for 2-3 weeks yet

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 6:44AM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

I found a rhizome at Whole Foods that didn't look too bad. Tossed it in a pot and waited a few weeks - had to get warm first. Now it has a few green shoots, a couple of inches tall. The rhizome was only an inch long to begin with. Once it gets a little bigger, I would be happy to divide it. I live in Stuart, little over an hour north of Hollywood, but occasionally drive south for various reasons.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 5:10PM
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bihai(zone 9)

If you have an Indian or a Thai/Asian market nearby check them out. The Indian Market should have fresh turmeric. The Asian markets frequently also have fresh Galangal rhizomes. I am growing both

    Bookmark   May 5, 2010 at 5:56PM
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