Shungiku, organic seeds
Also called Garland, is an edible species of Chrysanthemum (C. coronarium) of excellent, unusual taste. You can begin to harvest the deeply cut leaves when the plant is 10-15 cm tall. They are the most tasty then. It grows quickly even in half-shadow and should be sown successively during the whole season and quite close 5-15 cm. Shungiku blooms with edible yellow-white-orange flowers on high stalks. It is rarely used raw, but boiled, fried, preserved in numerous recipes from all over Asia. Shungiku originated in the Mediterranean countries and was brought to Asia in ancient times. A portion contains about 200 seeds.
|Latin name:||Chrysanthemum coronarium|
|Botanic family:||The Sunflower Family - Asteraeae|