NAME: Nutmeg Tree
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Myristica Fragrans
COLOR: Light Yellow Flowers / Green - Red - Brown Fruit
PLANT SEEDS: At 75 - 85F
BLOOM TIME: Spring
HARDINESS ZONE: 9 - 11
PLANT HEIGHT: 40'
PLANT SPACING: 40'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 1 Seed
OTHER: The Nutmeg Tree, or Pala, is a small tropical evergreen tree native to the "Spice Islands" of Indonesia. Myristica Fragrans is the main source of the spices nutmeg and mace. These plants prefer warm & humid conditions. The leaves are dark green & glossy, & the spring flowers are beautiful! The Nutmeg is also deliciously fragrant.
The Nutmeg fruit has a green exterior that splits open when it’s ripe, revealing its edible red pulp that is called Mace which is used as a spice. Inside the pulp of each fruit is 1 large 1 - 1 1/2" nutmeg seed. The Nutmeg seeds are called Nutmeg, a spice that is typically used ground or grated. Nutmeg is included in a huge number of dishes worldwide. It is very versatile, & is used for flavoring everything including meats, potatoes & other veggies, rice & soups, in beverages like Caribbean Rum Punch & as a drink topping, made into juice, candied or used in other deserts & baked goods & jams, & in Tortellini. The in US, it is the main spice used in pumpkin pies!
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Jul 7, 2021
fast ship, the good stuff
Jul 5, 2021
I haven't planted it yet but I did store it in the fridge which is why i keep forgetting to plant it. I was hoping I could find a tree but unfortunately I had to settle for a seed.
Jun 16, 2021
Apr 9, 2021
I've sprouted difficult seeds before and I do plenty of research before attempting to germinate seeds. from my understanding, nutmeg seeds need to be very fresh for successful germination. the seeds I received looked exactly like the whole nutmeg you find in the grocery store, so very dry. I tried to germinate it anyway, followed the instructions, did my own research for best results, and it's been about 2 1/2 months and it should have germinated within 4 weeks. no movement, no roots, nothing. wasted my time and resources.
Feb 25, 2021
I expected seeds that I can germinate. these were dried out.