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SUGAR HERB - STEVIA

Stevia the Sugar Herb close upBotanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
Description

Stevia or the sugar herb is native to Brazil. The fresh or dried leaves can be used as a sugar substitute to sweeten cakes, drinks or desserts and are the only natural sweetener to have zero calories, carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index. The leaves if eaten fresh have a distinct set of flavours, the first sensation on the taste buds is the sweetness, this is followed by a pleasant aniseed like flavour which is lost totally once the herb is dried. Stevia is best grown in a sunny or partly shaded position where it is protected from frost. Thrives in moist, well drained soils enriched with humus. Ideal for pots, herb and kitchen gardens.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

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

0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

 

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Sugar Herb - Stevia

I've found that when using fresh Stevia, it works better if it is boiled. So I put it in water in the microwave and keep the leaves in my drink, since they keep leaching sweetness. | Angela Hanan - Coos Bay , OREGO 22-Jul-2008

Sugar Herb - Stevia

I've just discovered the plant and tried it in the plunger with the coffee - subtle sweetness in the coffee! | Robert - Lismore, NSW 14-Mar-2009

Sugar Herb - Stevia

Tea spoon of fresh Stevia boiled in 1/2 litre of water for 20 minutes, ad vitamin C or some lemon juice as prezervative... Keep in fridge, use as sweetener. | Darko - Marrickville, NSW 28-Mar-2009

Sugar Herb - Stevia

Lick the leaves lick the leaves for just sweetness | Rebecca - Lilydale, VIC 22-Jun-2012

Sugar Herb - Stevia

Awesome when used to sweeten Yerba Mate tea | Craig Cater - Barkers Vale, NSW 24-Jan-2013
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Sugar Herb - Stevia (Cutting) 8/10

Correy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3049 days 4hrs

Comments: - you can easily replant just split them in half. They are fun to eat and leave a good taste in your mouth.

Planted: 127

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 0.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No


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Sugar Herb - Stevia 1/10

DoE's Edible Fruits
Update: 2574 days 23hrs

Comments: -

This is not an "oh, my edible garden is so wonderful" tale. Rather a sad tale of struggle. Ever heard of the sugar plant? When I did I was rapt! My husband has trouble with sugar and so it seemed like a great solution. Turned out it was a dismal failure. Adding to the pain was the $10 price tag for each (very little) plant! 

I dont know why it failed. Neither seemed to thrive despite good watering and a semi-shade position as prescribed. I would love to try again if anyone has some tips to share - or if  Organic Gardener comes my way!



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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2057 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Summer 2010: Gift from a friend.


Winter 2011: Died down with the cold weather. I hope that it's not dead. :O(


Spring 2011: New leaves just coming in. Yay!



Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Haven't noticed any pests


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Sugar Herb - Stevia (Seedling) 7/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 1324 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Seems to die back each winter, but the roots must survive because it springs back each year in summer.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer


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Update: 1308 days 19hrs


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