Sesame, Black (Sesamum indicum) seeds, organic

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Family:  Sesame (Pedaliaceae)

Annual,  maturing seed within 120 days.

(Til) Multistemmed upright annual bearing follicles stacked with oil-rich seeds.  Native to India.  Easy and vigorous germinator in warm soils, quickly attaining a full branching habit.  Seeds are jet-black and have a sweet taste as opposed to tan types, which can be quite bitter. The seeds are highly nutritious, and may be eaten raw (dried) or toasted. Typically made into tahini. However, gross overconsumption of unhulled sesame can cause kidney problems. Leaves can be eaten raw or gently steamed. Sow seeds in warm fertile soil in spring, thin to 6 inches apart and water regularly.

Packet contains 100 seeds
~204,300 seeds per pound
Certified Organically Grown

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Amazing for hot, humid, and occasionally dry regions like Florida

    brandonguergo (verified owner)

    One of the most prolific things I’ve ever grown. This is the only thing that I haven’t tended to directly and it has become my love. It is now over 5 feet tall, in average soil (half raised bed mix and half sand). Basically no extra water needed. It grows faster than a weed here, every week it seemed to be a foot taller.

    The leaves smell amazing, just like crushed sesame, a little peanut butter-y. Many recipes for sesame leaves but I do not want to spoil my one and only plant so I have left them until I harvest all the seeds.

    I will absolutely be planting this everywhere. The stalk is robust, I wonder if there are any traditional uses for the stalk?

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