Chaste Tree, Official (Vitex agnus-castus) seeds, organic


Family: Vervain (Verbenaceae)

Hardy to Zone 6 to 9

(Monk’s Pepper) Woody perennial bush to small tree to 15 feet tall, native to the Mediterranean. The leaves and flowers exude exotic aromas. Traditional use (TWM): anaphrodisiac, breast health.  Plant prefers sun to part shade, dryish soils, and withstands drought.  Scarify seed lightly on sandpaper, then sow in pots.  Cover seed with 1/4 inch of soil, tamp firmly and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which takes about 18 days.  I have had sporadic results with planting Vitex.  One possible approach, different from the above, is to soak the seeds in cold water (a covered jar in the fridge) for 30 days before sowing.  This seems to help break dormancy.  Work up seedlings in pots for a year or two before transplanting to landscape at a spacing of at least 15 feet apart.

Packet contains 50 seeds
5 g contains ~640 seeds
10 g contains ~1,280 seeds
100 g contains ~12,800 seeds

Certified Organically Grown


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