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Nasturtium Seeds - Empress of India

$2.95

Tropaeolum nanum

HEIRLOOM Lovely bright red flowers sit like jewels on deep green leaves. Both flowers and leaves are edible with a peppery watercress flavor. Bushy plants are a garden or patio stand out. Very easy-to-grow by direct seed, just scarify each seed before planting. Full to partial sun. Summer blooming. Annual.

Planting Information

Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
220n/an/a50-70
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70-75°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/2"4-6"25
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
8-12"7-14Annual5-7 years

Growing Information

Site Selection

 

Nasturtium is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun-partial shade and well-drained soil high in organic matter.

 

Cultivation

 

Direct sow outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70-75°F. Sow seeds 1/2” deep and 4-6” apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Space mature plants 8-12" apart.

 

Harvest

 

Young leaves can be harvested for salads. The edible flowers can be harvested anytime from early summer to a killing frost in the fall.