STEVIA 'CANDY' aka SUGAR PLANT

STEVIA 'CANDY' AKA SUGAR PLANT

Stevia rebaudiana 'Candy'
Member $9.95
Non-Member $12.95
Grow your own Stevia to avoid the processing that occurs when you buy this natural sweetener at the shops. A natural alternative to synthetic and processed sugars, Stevia is not a new plant having been grown by Brazilian and Paraguayan tribes for centuries. Undoubtedly a better alternative to refined sugars, the leaves of Stevia can be used fresh or dry to grind and use as a powder throughout the year. Cool autumn temperatures enhance its flavour so harvest the plant as late as possible for drying, but before any likelihood of frost as it is extremely frost sensitive. Sweet herb (ka'a he'ˆ) 'Candy' grows extra large leaves, doubling your harvest with every snip. Stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sucrose, with no calorific value and an extremely low glycemic index.
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PLANTS: PSTRE

Growing Information

Heat Zone 5 - 8
Height To 80cm
Position in Full Sun/Part Shade
Harvest in Aug - Dec
Pot Size: Midi Pot
Cold Zone 10 - 12
Width To 40cm
Thirsty plant
Herbaceous Perennial

Growing Tips

Open up your plant parcel as soon as it arrives. Place your plant in a light, airy position and give it some water.

STEVIA 'CANDY' AKA SUGAR PLANT

Stevia rebaudiana 'Candy'
Member $9.95
Non-Member $12.95
Grow your own Stevia to avoid the processing that occurs when you buy this natural sweetener at the shops. A natural alternative to synthetic and processed sugars, Stevia is not a new plant having been grown by Brazilian and Paraguayan tribes for centuries. Undoubtedly a better alternative to refined sugars, the leaves of Stevia can be used fresh or dry to grind and use as a powder throughout the year. Cool autumn temperatures enhance its flavour so harvest the plant as late as possible for drying, but before any likelihood of frost as it is extremely frost sensitive. Sweet herb (ka'a he'ˆ) 'Candy' grows extra large leaves, doubling your harvest with every snip. Stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sucrose, with no calorific value and an extremely low glycemic index.
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PLANTS: PSTRE
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