Salvia hispanica growing herbaceous of the genus Salvia also known as Chia, Salvia hispanica annual plant grow for the edible seeds also as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves edible color green shape ovate with sharp top the edges serrated, sprouts edible

Flower color purple or white grow in clusters on the end of the stems,

Salvia hispanica seeds

Seeds color brown is edible mostly grown for the edible seeds

Salvia hispanica for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Salvia hispanica growing and care:

Short day frost free (for seeds), sandy soils

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Recommended planting season?
End of the summer to autumn

Pests and diseases:
White fly

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need to prune

Size of the plant?
60-100 cm, 24-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn / Winter 90-120 days from sowing

General information about the flower
Flower color purple or white grow in clusters on the end of the stems

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible seeds

Seeds harvest season:
Winter to spring

Pests or diseases for the seeds:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Salvia hispanica seeds?
Beverage, oil

Work requirements on the seeds:
To pick the seeds before it’s start to fall

How long does it take for the seeds?
120-180 days from sowing

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn / Winter / Spring

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base next to the stems

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible color green shape ovate with sharp top the edges serrated, sprouts edible

Uses of Salvia hispanica leaves:
Sprouts: cooked, salad, stews. Leaves: beverage

Scientific name:

Salvia hispanica

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