Katuk (Sauropus androgynus)

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Katuk is an evergreen perennial shrub native to tropical/subtropical Asia, also commonly known as Sweet Leaf, Star Gooseberry, or Tropical Asparagus. It reaches up to 8 ft tall with multiple upright stems full of lush, dark green foliage. The leaves have a nutty, sweet flavor and are very high in protein! 

Katuk's tender shoot tips are cultiva ted as tropical asparagus. The small purple flowers and fruits are not only beautiful, but edible as well! All parts of Katuk are highly nutritious and full of vitamins andcan be eaten raw or cooked, in soups, salads, stir fries or steamed. In Indonesia, Katuk is believed to improve the flow of breast milk for breastfeeding mothers.

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season:
Year-Round, Prune Often

Mature Size:
6-7 ft. tall

Can be pruned and maintained at smaller sizes

Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, well-drained soil

Light Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Very Fast, Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

For growers in northern zones, Katuk can be grown as an annual or easily overwintered indoors in pots

Propagation:
Our Katuk is grown from micro propagation or cutting, capable to harvest within the season season.

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