Tarahumara Chia Seeds - (Salvia tiliifolia)

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Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Days to Germination:
14-28 days @ 65-70F
Plant Spacing:
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Tarahumara Chia plants with flowers - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia plants with flowers - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia leaves - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia flowers - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia pods with seeds - (Salvia tiliifolia)
  • Tarahumara Chia Seeds - (Salvia tiliifolia)

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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. 


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


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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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Salvia with chia seeds

    I have had problems growing this but it is so easy to germinate, still trying. It doesn't take the heat well here. And does not like too much fertilizer, so perhaps you will not make the same mistakes I have made in growing it.

  • 5
    Excellent germination and growth

    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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