100gr Common Sage seeds (Salvia Officinalis)

Product no.: M-0180

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Price incl. VAT, plus delivery
Delivery weight: 110 g

Quantity 100gr, approx. 12000 seeds

Germination approx. 18 days at 20ºC


Common Sage seeds (Salvia Officinalis)


Common sage also called garden sage, kitchen sage, true sage. Evergreen shrub in the Mediterranean area reaches heights of up to 80 cm. The purple or pink flowers appear in spring and are very attractive to bees and bumble bees. However, in some cultures the flowers are removed to achieve a higher quality of aromatic leaves. The generic name comes from the Latin "salvare" cure. Therefore it is not surprising that sage in antiquity was a highly regarded herb. "Cur moriatur homo cui Salvia crescit in horto?" Frequently quoted in many books on herbalism.

In addition to its healing properties sage it is especially used in the Mediterranean as a seasoning for beef and fish giving a very special flavor. It is said that sage always dominates and should not be mixed in the dishes with other spices. "Sage is a prima donna, and must appear alone on stage". The sage family is included among the most numerous of all with more than 500 different types.

Soil: For sage to grow well and for its gray matt leaves to emit the aroma it should be kept rather dry in summer. Over watering can destroy a plant that otherwise is very resistant. The soil must be permeable, calcareous, well-drained sandy and if possible.

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