Burpee Herbs 'Stevia Sweet Leaf'
Fresh or dried leaves are an herbal alternative to sugar and up to 30 times sweeter! Bushy, high-yielding plants.
Height: 18-30 in
Harvesting should be done as late as possible, since cool autumn temperatures and shorter days tend to intensify the sweetness of the plants.
Growing Tips for Homeowners:
The food and beverage industry is abuzz with news of this safe alternative to artificial sweeteners - now home gardeners can produce their own! The incredibly sweet leaves of this South American native are an herbal alternative to sugar and are up to 30 times sweeter. Each bushy, high-yielding plant yields up to a 1/2 lb. (227 g) of dried leaves. Also useful fresh.
Characteristics & Attributes:
- Full Sun