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Ashwagandha, African Ecotype (Withania somnifera) seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae)
Hardy to Zones 8 to 12
Native to Africa, this is an ecotype with large leaves and very fast growth. Traditional usage (Ayurveda and Dawa za Asili): energy and sexual tonic. Plant prefers full sun, fast-draining, alkaline (pH 7.5 to 8.0) soil and dryish conditions. Sweeten regular garden soil with ground limestone. Light dependent germinator. Sow in early spring indoors or in the greenhouse. Average germ time 15 days. Space 1 foot apart–grows 2 to 3 feet tall, producing eventually the lantern-like pods enclosing the pea-sized fruits, green at first and becoming bright red as the inflated calyx dries and becomes transparent.
Packet contains 50 seeds
1 g contains ~650 seeds
5 g contains ~3,250 seeds
10 g contains ~6,500 seeds
Certified Organically Grown