Certified Organic Seed
A sugar alternative that's fun to grow!
Grow your own natural sweetener! This fascinating plant can be used as an herbal sugar alternative. Stevia is completely sugar free, but has a taste that is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. The leaves can be harvested and used fresh, or dried and then powdered, or used to create liquid extracts. Stevia is a tropical perennial that is grown as an annual in places where temps drop below 50º F.
|25 Seeds||$4.39||In Stock | Packed for 2023|
|75 Seeds||$8.39||Out of Stock until February 28, 2022 | Packed for 2023|
|225 Seeds||$13.49||Out of Stock until February 28, 2022 | Packed for 2023|
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Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds shallowly and keep soil moist but not wet until seeds have germinated. Then, prevent sprouts from damping off by being sure not to over-water them. Harden off and transplant into the garden or containers after all danger of frost has passed. Pinch back growing tips to encourage a bushy habit. Harvest leaves as desired for use fresh, dried, or to produce a powdered or liquid sweetener.
|Days to Germination||7-21|
|Days to Maturity||100|
|Planting Depth||Barely Cover|
|Spacing in Row||12"|
|Spacing Between Rows||18"|
|Height at Maturity||30"|
|Width at Maturity||18"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun to Light Shade|