Job’s Tears, Tropical (Coix lacryma-jobi), packet of 10 seeds

$2.95

Family:  Grass (Poaceae)

Perennial, hardy to zone 9 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 to 140 days to harvest

(Yi-yi-ren, Chi Shih, Chieh Li, Djali Batoe) Ornamental, tufted perennial grass from Southeast Asia. Excellent in potted culture.  The hard seeds are used as beads to make bracelets, necklaces and rosaries.  We grow Job’s Tears in our greenhouses and it makes graceful clumps about 3 feet high.  Its quite pretty and the seeds are a tasty raw chew.  Also used for making flour and tea.  Plant prefers full sun, a warm position, and very fast-draining soil coupled with frequent watering.  Sow seed 1/2 inch deep and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which takes 1 to 6 weeks.  Individuate to pots or space plants 1 foot apart.

10  Seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Robin

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    Robin

    JOB’S TEARS , When will you have this in stock again ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We will have these in the summer, they are already making seeds now in February. richo

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