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Grains of Paradise - Plant

Grains of Paradise - Plant
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These glossy brown seeds are often used as a pepper substitute, or in brewing or pickling. Their zesty flavor is reminiscent of pepper and has hints of butter, flowers, cardamom and coriander.
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Description for Grains of Paradise

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as ossame, grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea.

Common name(s): Scentless Turmeric, Hidden lily
Flower colours: Creamy white
Bloom time: August to September
Max reacahble height: 0.75 to 1 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Grow in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in a sandy loam in part shade with constant moisture. Soil should not be allowed to dry out. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Plant in a somewhat protected location and apply a winter mulch in USDA Zone 5 where it may not be reliably winter hardy.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 24 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Grains of Paradise

    Scentless Turmericis a small herb with one of the showiest flowers in all Curucuma species. They are large pink. The plant is mainly found in South India. It grows up to a height of 4 ft. The plant goes dormant in November but resurfaces in May from the underground bulbs

Typical uses of Grains of Paradise

Special features: Interesting selection for the border front or rock garden.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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