True Cardamom is considered one of the most valued spices in the world and is commonly referred to as the Queen of Spices. Cardamom is a perennial plant which spreads from it's fleshy root system. The spice known as cardamom is harvested from the plants dried fruit, or seeds. This delicious, warming spice is popular in Indian cuisine, but has myriad therapeutic properties. If you've ever had Garam Masala, you've tasted Cardamom's rich flavor and enjoyed it's soothing aroma.
Cardamom has very aesthetic and fragrant foliage, with flowers that form at the base of the plant. The white flowers appear in spring and summer, followed by fruit/seeds to be harvested in the fall. Flowering to harvest period is approximately 120 days.
Sow Exotic ships nationwide year-round to the United States and Canada with 100% plastic-free biodegradable and compostable shipping materials. Plants ship ready-to-grow in 4" coconut coir pots or 1-3 gal plantable pots.
Shipping & Handing Cost Shipping will becalculated at checkoutand varies based on your order weight and your distance from the nursery. Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save! Live locally and want to save on shipping? See our Local Pickup option below.
Order Processing & Shipping Schedule Orders are processed at the beginning of each week and ship on Tuesday-Thursday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail. Average order processing time before shipment averages from 1-14 days.
Shipping Confirmation & Delivery Confirmation We will automatically send you a ShippingConfirmation Emailwith tracking information when your order's shipping label or labels are created and your order is processed. We will also automatically send you aDelivery Confirmation Emailthe moment your order is delivered so you know exactly when to go out and collect it!
Tracking Your Order You can track the progress of your order online and sign up for step-by-step tracking alters via your Order Status Page, USPS Tracking Page, or the Arrive App.
A link to your Order Status page is automatically sent to you in your Order Confirmation email. You can also track your order via the USPS tracking page (a link to that is sent in your shipping confirmation email). Another way to track your order status is with the Arrive App, which can be downloaded on your Order Status Page.
Weather Holds If you prefer not to ship your order with a Heat Pack and would like to request a custom winter weather hold until your preferred arrival date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Pickup at the Nursery
Both Nationwide Shipping and Nursery Pickup options are available at checkout. Choose the day/time for your pickup at checkout. We're offering curbside pickup at the nursery entrance. Orders that choose Nursery Pickup but really need Nationwide Shipping will be invoiced upon request for the shipping cost + a $15 fine. Visit our Local Pickup page to learn more.
Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Plants ship bare root to Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut. Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico include: Coffee, Palm, and Banana plants. Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii include: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, and Passion Fruit plants.
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