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Mixed colour Nigella damascena

Mixed colour Nigella damascena

SKU: A43

Nigella seeds are widely used as a spice and condiment in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. They can be dry-roasted and used to give a smokey, nutty flavor to curries, vegetables, and beans. While the variety Nigella sativa is more commonly used in cooking, the more orimental version Nigella damascena provides anintense, nutmeg-like flavour when finely ground. This spicy flavour is delicious in condiments and sweets. However, only ever eat the seeds in small quantities, as they contain the toxic alkaloid damascenin. 

  • Germination

    Sow direct in early spring or in trays in late winter.

    Fill your tray with seed compost. Sprinkle the seeds thinly over the surface and cover with a thin layer of compost.
    When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into another tray about 5cm apart.

  • Approximate minimum seed count per pack

    1/2 teaspoon. May contain some chaff and husk from the seed pods

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