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Earth almond (Cyperus esculentus var. sativus)

Earth almond (Cyperus esculentus var. sativus)
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Item number
CYP01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
10
Botanical name:
cyperus esculentus var. sativuspterocyperus esculentuspycreus esculentus
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Description

Commonly called yellow nutsedge or chufa sedga, one if its many names derives from the plant's almond shaped tubers, which are rich in starch, sugar and fat and have a nutty flavour: Earth almond. Roasted earth almond can be made into flour or a
juice which is served in Spain as 'Horchata de chufa'.

Cyperus esculentus var. sativus: approx 10 yellow nutsedge tubers
Sowing & Growing

Tubers are planted outdoors in mid-May (let them soak for several hours in water before planting). They may also prefer pot culture since they need plenty of heat to wake up from hibernation! The tubers allegedly tolerate frost down to -15 °C. Normally though, they are overwintered indoors.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
cyperaceae
Plant height approx.:
60 cm
Root system :
RhizomeStoloniferous (spreads through runners)
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
AugustJulySeptember
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
High
Lifecycle :
PerennialVivacious
Winter hardy up to:
–15 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
May
Sowing depth:
2 – 3 cm
Best germination temperature :
15 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 21
Planting distance approx.:
30 x 30 Pcs.
Main harvest:
December NovemberOctober

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
erdmandelerdmandelgrastigernuss
English names:
nut grasstiger nutyellow nutsedge
French names:
amandes de terre
Spanish names:
chufa

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