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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Regular price $14.95
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Originally native to tropical and subtropical climates from India to south-east Asia, Ginger is now popularly cultivated around the world. Ginger is one of the oldest of traded spices, the trade of Ginger being prominent in the establishment of trade routes from China into Ancient Greece and Rome. 

Ginger is a herbaceous perennial plant, prized for its large rhizome which is what the spice Ginger is made from. The Rhizome, when fully grown, is brown and fibrous, and what most people would recognize at their grocery store or local farmers market. The actual above ground portion of the plant is a reed like flowering plant that features yellow flowers that blossom from white and pink flowering buds. 

Ginger prefers fertile and moist soil, similar to its native tropical environment. The plant is generally propagated using cuttings of the root. There are several variations of 'Wild Ginger', but this is your common farmers market variety. 

There are many culinary and medicinal uses for Ginger. Ginger has a wide use of applications including use as a cooking spice for meats, fish, and deserts. Ginger can be made into wine, as well as candied for a spicy, delightful treat! Medicinally Ginger has uses as an anti-emetic, a carminative, as an anti-inflammatory, and as an antiseptic. It is most effectively utilized for the treatment of motion sickness, as well as for digestive issues such as food poisoning. This is due to a calming effect on the stomach. Ginger is also widely recognized for its internal warming abilities.  

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Plant Care

Plant Type: Rhizomatous Perennial Herb

Harvest: Fall, Winter

Size: 1-2 ft

Soil & Moisture: Moist, rich, well-draining soil.

Exposure:  Shade, Part Shade, Light Shade

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Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 8+

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.