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Cape York TurmericBotanical Name: Curcuma australasica

A beautiful native turmeric the rhizomes of which are eaten roasted by Aboriginals. Grows to 2m, yellow flowers with striking pink bracts.

Other Names: tumeric
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$19.75 0 Rhizome Pot: 0.75L
Height: 20-30cm
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$19.75 0 Rhizome Pot: 0.5L
Height: 10-20cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Edible And Medicinal (#EdibleAndMedicinal), Spices (#Spices)

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots


Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

July, August, September




Customer Comments on Cape York Turmeric

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Cape York Turmeric

Is frost tolerant due to the fact that it dies down in winter. Very productive in sandy soils. | Jennifer Smith - Lawnton, QLD 17-Apr-2009

Cape York Turmeric

Best divided in late spring to early summer. | Jennifer Smith - Lawnton, QLD 17-Apr-2009
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Cape York Turmeric 10/10

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2869 days 9hrs

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Gorgeous! Flower November

Planted: 2009

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

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Update: 3708 days 14hrs

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Beautiful flower but useless as edible. Maybe good pig food?

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