Quilquina (Papalo) (Porophyllum ruderale) packet of 30 seeds, organic
Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Annual, 90 days to harvest.
(Bolivian Coriander, Killi, Papaloquelite) Native to South America, this smooth-leaved plant makes a rounded, multistemmed bush to 3 feet. The plant remains in vegetative stage for a long time before going to flower, at which point if forms multiple upright buds that eventually open up to reveal a perfectly round ball of fluff, like a little moon. The leaves may be harvested as needed, a strangely tasty addition to summer salads or salsas. Traditional usage: appetite-inducing, digestive. Plant prefers sun and regular garden soils. Sow the small, needle-like seeds on surface, barely cover, tamp well and keep warm and in the light until germination. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.
30 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown