Latin Name: Trigonella Foenum - graecum
Item #: 159R
70 days. Common ingredient in curry powder, Asian sauces, soups, stews, preserving and imitation maple, butterscotch and caramel flavors. Pkt. contains approx. 100 seeds.
70 days. Common ingredient in curry powder, Asian sauces, soups, stews, preserving and imitation maple, butterscotch and caramel flavors. Seeds used in pickling. Clover-like plant with creamy yellow pea-like flowers. 1 oz contains approx. 2,100 seeds. Pkt. contains approx. 100 seeds.
FENUGREEK (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Annual (15 in/38 cm)Approx. 21,000 seeds per oz/28 gr.A member of the pea family. Celery flavored seeds have a spicy odor whencrushed. A common ingredient in curry powder, oriental sauces, soupsand stews and a Middle Eastern candy called Halava. Commercially, oilfrom the seeds are used for imitation flavors such as maple,butterscotch and caramel. Seedpods resemble string beans averaging 6in/15 cm in length and contain around 16 brownish yellow seeds. Plantsare very upright, have a strong sweet clover scent and are sometimesused in Asia as an organic insect repellent in grain storages. It wasalso used in the nineteenth century as a tonic for diabetes and rickets.Flowers are a creamy yellow.
CULTURE: Sow indoors February 15th - March 1st. Germinates easilyat 70-75ºF/21-24ºC in 10-15 days. Transplant into 4 in/10 cm pots 4weeks after germination. Move outdoors in May. Also can be sown outdoorsJune 15th. Space plants 16 in/40 cm apart. Plants prefer full sun topartial shade in fairly rich soil.