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Tagetes (Huacatay, Pericón & Yauthli)

Huacatay, Pericón or Yauthli are aromatic Marigolds with edible leaves which are used fresh in several traditional Mexican and South American dishes. All are easily grown annuals to shortly lived perennials with numerous small to medium sized, whitish-yellow to bright yellow flowers throughout summer. Apart from being edible, their roots emit a nematode reppellent substance as a natural insecticide. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. Either grow as annuals or in pots with reduced watering in winter and a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow flat on any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C to 27°C throughout the year in full sun. Transplant to the garden at the end of spring as soon as night temperatures stay above 15°C or grow in pots.
20 seeds per package.
Tagetes minuta (Huacatay)

Tagetes minuta (Huacatay)

160 (220)cm, Huacatay or Guacatay is an easily grown tall annual with numerous small whitish-yellow flowers above dissected, aromatic leaves which are widely used fresh in traditional Peruvian cookery. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Transplant to the garden by the end of spring as soon as temperatures will stay above 15°C or grow in pots in a warm and sunny spot. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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