Erica Vale Seeds - Stevia
|When to sow||Spring / Autumn Sowing|
|Germination||Easy (7-21 days)|
Grows to 60-80cm. Days to harvest 100-120.
Stevia is native to South America where is has been used for 1500 years as a sweetener for medicinal drinks. It contains stevioside which is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar and can be used fresh, dried, powdered or as a liquid to sweeten food and drinks. The plant is attractive with toothed, alternate leaves on woody stems and produces white flowers in late Summer.
When to sow:
Spring. Stevia will not tolerate temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius.