Wild Bergamot Herb Seeds (500mg)

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Wild Bergamot Seeds (500mg):
Wild Bergamot is treasured for its unique, refreshing flavor. Grow bergamot at home to use in your favorite teas. Patriot Seeds offers 100% heirloom herb seeds such as Wild Bergamot. Our seeds are also non-GMO and sourced in the USA. They come in resealable heavy-duty packages that can be used for storage for 5+ years. Bergamot is a perennial that will grow and self-seed if cared for, giving you more return on your investment in high-quality seeds. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!

Wild Bergamot Planting Instructions:
Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost or direct sow outdoors 1 to 2 weeks before the last frost. You may also direct-sow in October. The optimal soil temperature for seed germination is 60-70 F. Wild Bergamot does best in full sun, but can also grow well in partial shade. Plant seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep and barely cover with topsoil. Thin or space the plants to 18 to 24" apart. Bergamot is a hardy perennial that will grow closer together over time.

Wild Bergamot Harvesting Instructions:
As desired, harvest leaves for fresh use in the kitchen. To dry leaves, harvest them before the flowers open. Both fresh and dried leaves can be used in tea. As soon as the flowers are fully open, cut them for drying. Masses of tiered pink-purple blossoms will grow between August and the first frost.

Did You Know This About Wild Bergamot?
Around the time of the infamous Boston Tea Party, the Oswego Indians introduced wild bergamot to the American colonists. Bergamot provides its distinctive flavor to teas such as Earl Grey.