(Sesamum indicum) A delicious and nutritious seed, prominent in Middle Eastern cuisine. Sesame was domesticated in India at least 5500 years ago. Their oil content is one of the highest of all edible seeds. They are also high in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B6. Beautiful flowers attract bees.
Planting suggestions: This is a hot weather species but also a long season crop, so sow as early as you can without risking frost. We only thinned ours to 6″ but 12-18″ is recommended. Harvesting is tricky as the pods don’t finish all at once and tend to pop open and scatter their seeds.
At least 100 seeds per packet.