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Curcuma longa

  • Turmeric is a Gourmet Edible in the One Earth Edibles line.
  • A reliable perennial, Turmeric is grown for its orange roots. Sometimes it is also called Indian Saffron.
  • Turmeric roots may be peeled and grated fresh to season rice or egg dishes, as part of a marinade for chicken, and for use in smoothies.
  • Leaves of Turmeric may be used to wrap fish when grilling.

Interesting Notes:

Turmeric will loose its leaves and die back to the ground in the late fall. Homeowners in Zone 6 and lower can either harvest the roots and store in a garage or basement over the winter, or can enjoy Turmeric as a houseplant.

Height: 3-5 ft

USDA Zone: 7-11

Color: White


  • Border or Bed
  • Medicinal
  • Culinary
  • Container


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall(Foliage)
  • Summer(Foliage)
  • Spring(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Vigor Rating:

  • Steady as she goes