Asafetida (Ferula assa-foetida), packet of 10 seeds, organic
Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
Hardy to zones 7 to 11
(Hing, A-wei, Food of the Gods, Devil’s Dung, Assafetida) Herbaceous perennial, native to the high plains of Iran and Afghanistan. Rare and redolent, a giant umbel steeped in tradition. Source of oleo-gum-resin long used as a garlic-like condiment. Traditional usage (Ayurveda, TWM): expectorant, antispasmodic, anti-plague. Plant prefers full sun and dryish soils. Sow the seed in the fall or very early spring. A short period of cold, moist stratification (refrigeration in moist medium) will improve germination. Refrigeration is 40 degrees F. A short period is 2 weeks. Alternatively, use cool, moist shade (outdoor conditions, not indoor planting). Cool, moist shade is defined as the kinds of conditions one experiences in spring or fall in the temperate zone, or during the rainy season in tropical or desert environs. In these kinds of situations, temperatures will oscillate from night to day, which tends to awaken seeds. Place seed on surface of fast-draining soil and barely cover, tamp lightly and keep evenly moist and in the light until germination, which can take weeks. Space plants at least 2 feet apart.
10 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown
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