Blue turmeric is found in the jungle forests of Nghe An, Vietnam, where farmers grow this medicinal variety for it's incredibly high curcuminoid levels. Most of what they grow gets turned into a turmeric starch. They wash, peel and pulp the fresh turmeric, press it into a juice and collect the starch that settles at the bottom of the buckets. Once it's dried, it turns into a chalky, almost flavorless powder that is used as a powerful health supplement in Vietnam.Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of Ayurveda, Siddha and traditional Chinese medicine. It was first used as a dye, and then later for its properties in folk medicine.This variety is selected and maintained by Florida seed steward Mark Homesteader of Homestead Heirloom Gardens
You are purchasing root portions or ROOT FINGERS! You are purchasing 1-2 indidivudual roots/fingers/rhizomes. Last photo is representative of what you will recieve, but is not the exact one you will recieve.This and other tumerics will not begin to sprout/grow until soil temperatures are 75 degrees F . NOT HARDY, best in a greenhouse or Zones 8b and above. This variety is selected and maintained by Florida seed steward Mark Homesteader of Homestead Heirloom Gardens. All tumerics are grown organically!
NOTE: THE WAY THIS VARIETY GROWS, WE ARE CONSIDERING 2 RHIZOMES/GROWING POINTS/BUDS AS 2 INDIVIDUAL PLANTS/ROOTS. This means you will recieve either 2 individual seperate roots or a single, paired-triplet root. The last photo represents the group of roots we will pull your order from, but are not representative of the EXACT root/roots you will receive.