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25 Maca Seeds - Seed World
25 Maca Seeds - Seed World

25 Maca ( Lepidium Meyenii Maca) Seeds

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Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) Seeds

Also known as Peruvian Ginseng or Pepperweed, Lepidium Meyenii is an herb native to the high Andes of Peru and Bolivia. The leaves of this plant form rosettes atop a taproot that resembles a turnip albeit smaller reaching two to three inches in diameter.

This species has been used for centuries dating back to Incan warriors who took the herb before the battle. Also known as Maca, this highly nutritious plant is said to improve strength and endurance.

It is also distributed around the world as an aphrodisiac. In addition to these benefits, maca is widely used as an edible in its native region for both humans and livestock.

Season: Biennial
USDA Zones: 6 - 8
Height: 10 - 20 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to mid-summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Fertile, acidic soils
Latin Name: Lepidium Meyenii

Temperature: 68F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Spread seed on surface and press into soil
Moisture: Keep seeds moist