Curcuma domestica

TURMERIC - Grows to 1m tall quite ornamental, yellow flowers have stacked white bracts. A common spice used in curry and for cooking yellow rice, young white rhizomes & shoots are eaten raw in southern Asia. Flowers and young leaves can be used as a vegetable. Older leaves can also be used to flavour sauces and stews. Two varieties available 1. Yellow rhizome, 2. Orange rhizome. Best purchased during winter dormancy.