Tarahumara Chia Seeds - (Salvia tiliifolia)

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SKU:
H1049
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Organic:
Yes
Days to Germination:
14-28 days @ 65-70F
Plant Spacing:
12-16"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Tarahumara Chia - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia - (Salvia tiliifolia)
$3.15

Description

Tarahumara Chia 

Spikes of small, vibrant blue flowers bloom in summer. Chia was the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors. In Mexico, the seeds are still roasted, ground and added to water, forming a gel, one tablespoon of which is said to sustain a person’s energy level for 24 hours.

A great pollinator attractant because of its beautiful flowers when it blooms. 

History

The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's Copper Canyon are known for their long distance running.

Uses

A drink of the seeds, infused with water and flavored with lime juice, is called ‘chia fresca' in modern Mexico. Tasty and nutritious, the seeds are also roasted and ground, or mixed with corn and cooked in water, to make "alole" that is flavored with honey, chilies, or pimento.

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1 Review

  • 5
    Excellent germination and growth

    Posted by A Winings, TN on Jul 1st 2017

    The seeds germinated incredibly well and produced beautiful green little seedlings. The leaves were deeply green and healthy, and they all transplanted very well.

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