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Sesame Seed , The Survivor Crop (Aka: Benne)

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Sesamum indicum, Oldest Oilseed Crop is known to Humanity, (producing Gingelly Oil) is known as the survivor crop for its ability to grow in areas that do not support the growth of other crops including drought or heavy rains. The oldest oilseed crop is known to humanity & the cultivated type originated in India. It has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. With a rich nutty flavour, it is a common ingredient in cuisines across the world, & on top of Burger buns. It is full of all those necessary healthy things we need. An annual plant growing 50 to 100 cm, with yellow, white, blue or purple flowers in late spring. An excellent source of copper & very good source of manganese, also a good source of calcium, magnesium & iron, Seed Count Approx - 200 avg
SOWING - Treat as an Annual, will grow in any condition but does best with fertile soil and a sunny spot., first sow at about 4 to 6 wks before the last expected frost time. Use light soil & keep the seeds warm and barely covered. Keep the seeds moist, but not too wet, until they germinate & sprout, then water weekly. Leave seed on the plant into late autumn & cover seed heads with a bag, Upon ripening, sesame fruit capsules split, releasing the seeds with a pop.

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