Sesamum indicum ‘Kingoma’ (Sesame) [20 Seeds]


Germination Information: Start the seeds indoors in late winter to mid spring, just barely covered with growing medium, in a warm, bright place. A heat mat is ideal for promoting good germination. The last time I grew ‘Kingoma’ from seed, I sowed on heat on April 11, and sprouting began on April 16. (Your experience may vary.) The plants really dislike getting chilled, so keep the seedlings in a warm spot while they are growing, and wait until nights are consistently above 50°F (at least) before setting them outside.

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Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is surprisingly easy to grow, with the double benefit of being beautiful and producing useful seeds as well. The upright plants can reach anywhere from 3 to 6 feet tall, with tubular, pinkish white flowers from midsummer into fall. The flowers develop into chunky pods that eventually turn brown and split at the tip—that’s when you know the seeds are ready to harvest. ‘Kingoma’ produces tan seeds, which are said to have a nuttier taste than the white-seeded type. Full sun for best flowering. Grown as an annual in most areas (perennial in Zones 9 and 10).

Harvested in September and October 2023. At least 20 seeds.

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