Herb, Stevia

Herb, Stevia

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  • Grown as an annual
  • Plants grow to 3 feet tall
  • Long, thin green leaves
  • Leaves have a sweet flavor
  • 100 seeds per packet 

(Stevia rebaudiana) Nature’s sweet secret. Used in Japan since the 1970s when the safety of artificial sweeteners came into question. Stevia extracts are 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, calorie-free, and all-natural. The FDA has approved its use as a dietary supplement. A sub-tropical plant grown as an annual. Should be protected when temperatures fall below 50? F.

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on the surface of the soil. Keep indoors until nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50°F. May then be transplanted outdoors or into pots. Prefers well-drained soil—do not overwater. Can be grown year-round in pots if given proper care.