Sesame - Black (Sesamum indicum 'Kurogoma') Non GMO - Organic Annual Herb Shrub

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Sesame - Black (Sesamum indicum 'Kurogoma') Non GMO - Organic Annual Herb Shrub


The 'Kurogoma' black sesame variety (Sesamum indicum) presents a distinctive and valuable addition to agricultural practices, prized for its culinary significance and potential health benefits. As an annual flowering plant, its growth cycle is marked by a series of crucial stages, and cultivating this variant successfully involves adherence to systematic guidelines.

Healing Properties: While primarily recognized for culinary uses, 'Kurogoma' black sesame seeds contain essential nutrients such as healthy fats, protein, and minerals. Consumption is associated with potential health benefits, including antioxidant properties.

Growing Instructions:

  • Germination Time: Black sesame seeds generally germinate within 5-10 days. Sow seeds directly outdoors after the soil has warmed or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost for later transplantation.
  • Germination Rate: Maintain soil temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) for optimal germination rates.
  • Soil Preparation: Provide well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0, favoring sandy loam or loamy compositions.
  • Seed Planting: Sow seeds at a depth of 1/2 inch, spacing them 12-18 inches apart. Optimal row spacing is approximately 24 inches.
  • Sunlight and Watering: Ensure full sunlight exposure for the black sesame plants. Consistent watering is essential, allowing the top inch of soil to dry between each watering.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer during planting and supplement with nutrients throughout the growing season if necessary.
  • Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common pests such as aphids and spider mites. Implement pest control measures as needed. Black sesame plants generally exhibit resistance to many diseases.
  • Harvesting: Harvest black sesame seeds when the capsules turn brown, and lower leaves begin to fall. Cut the plants at ground level, dry them by hanging, and proceed to thresh the seeds for collection.
  • Seed count: 1 gram