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Curry Plant flowers Helichrysum italicumBy 6th Happiness CC BY-SA 3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum

The young shoots and leaves are stewed in Mediterranean meat, fish or vegetable dishes until they have imparted their flavour, and removed before serving. It grows on dry, rocky or sandy ground around the Mediterranean region. The stems are woody at the base and can reach 60cm or more in height. The clusters of yellow flowers are produced in Summer, they retain their colour after picking and are used in dried flower arrangements.

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Height: 10-20cm


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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

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Curry Plant (Seedling) 10/10

Branny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 824 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Wonderful little thing that loves my neglectful nature, thank goodness!! Found as tiny tubestock plant at Bunnings September 2015, now in September 2016 it is a lovely knee high, quite wide bush, that seems to do best when I ignore it and let the rain keep it happy. 

Planted into the ground into a slightly aged layered bed (compost, coir soaked in fish and seaweed, cardboard, bit of manure) and mulched with sugarcane mulch. Slightly under the eaves on the north side of the house, a metre from the brick wall. Lots of sun, and a bit of protection from being drowned.

Never flowered though. Perhaps not old enough?

Planted: 2015

Height 0.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Pests don't touch it, and it is sitting in between two passionfruit vines planted at the same time, that have never had a pest problem ever. Quite the strong smell to it when touched, so natural deterrent, perhaps?

Organic Status:Organic

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Luke :) says... [584 days 3hrs ago]
What does it taste like?
branny1 says... [583 days 11hrs ago]
Erm... well, sort of a bit like curry powder? I throw it chopped into the pan with the rest of my spices and herbs with a little oil and then cook whatever in it. Makes it taste as if I used a bit of curry powder. You can eat it raw, but I don't? You can use it much like rosemary- grows the same, too; likes dry mediterranean, at least in my yard. The taste is a bit hard to explain, but it really does smell and taste a bit like plain ol' curry powder.
Luke :) says... [578 days 20hrs ago]
Cheers for the firsthand info. I was looking into the health benefits and given that taste is fine, I think I will buy one.

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