True Cardamom
SKU: CFD14364
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The world's third most expensive spice!
Includes one pot of True Cardamom.

Only Elettaria cardamom is true cardamom. A member of the ginger family, True Cardamom is commonly referred to as the Queen of Spices. True cardamom is harvested from the dried fruit of the Elettaria Cardamom plant. The spice has a very unique, pleasant aroma and flavor, and is used to flavor foods and drinks as well as boasting a plethora of health benefits.


Is this for you?
Attracts butterflies to your edible garden! The cardamom plant begins flowering at 2-3 years of age from the base of the plant and is very attractive to pollinators. The white flowers appear in spring and summer. Flowering to harvest period is approximately 120 days.

Tolerates a wide range of soils. Because it's tropical in nature, cardamom prefers to be in an environment with warm humid conditions and moist, fertile, well drained soils. Cardamom can even grown in a bathroom. Trailing leafy stalks grow from the plant base at ground level. These bear the seed pods. The flowers are green with a white purple-veined tip.

Can be grown throughout most of the continental U.S. An excellent value and investment in any landscape. **This product cannot ship to the following states and territories AK, HI, PR, VI, and GUAM.


What to expect:
Plants ship to you based on your geographic location. Your shipment will be based on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map which we have correlated to your zip code. This means you will receive your plants when it is the right time to plant for you.

You will receive one cardamom, well rooted in a 5.5-inch pot. These plants were carefully selected and packed for safe transport directly to you. Open immediately and follow the instructions in the planting guide available online that provides specific care instructions including how to plant them, continuing care and winterizing.

Expect plants to reach maturity in 24 to 36 months. However, growth can be affected by many factors including fertilization and climate factors unique to your planting location.

Expect heaviest blooming in spring and summer at 24 to 36 months of planting. The white flowers appear in spring and summer. Flowering to harvest period is approximately 120 days.


Plant Details
Botanical NameHardiness
Zones
Annual Or
Perennial
Bloom
season
ExposureDrought
Tolerant
Mature
Height
Mature
Width
Elettaria cardamomum 8-11 in ground. 5-7 must plant in a container and provide winter protection Annual Spring and summer Full sun to part shade No 7 to 9 feet 6 to 14 inches

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