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growing stevia from seeds

Posted by sigrid123 9a (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 14:46

I have successfully grown seedlings from Stevia seeds.
The seedlings have now 6 leaves. The leaves are much larger than those of the mother plant and to my distress they are not sweet. What went wrong? Any help out there?

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RE: growing stevia from seeds

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 16:59

The sweetness levels can vary greatly in plants grown from seed, often those you see for sale are cutting grown from proven stock. But don't give up, just wait until the plants are more mature and see what develops for taste later - " Time harvest for as late in the year as possible without exposing to killing frost - Fall temperatures and shorter days tend to intensify the sweetness of the plants"

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