Grown for both its aromatic foliage and flavorful seeds, Fenugreek is a must have for herbal enthusiasts. Leaves are dark green and branch from a central hairy stem. Flowers resemble Pea flowers and range in color from yellow to purple to white.
Foliage can be cut and dried to use in teas or eaten fresh. Once the plants go to seed the foliage becomes bitter. 20-30 seeds can be collected from each pod at the end of the growing season.
Originating in the dryer soils of the Mediterranean and Central Asia, this member of the legume family needs well drained soils and can tolerate drought once established. As a legume, Fenugreek is also a nitrogen fixer and improves soil quality for crops that follow it, and is often use as a cover crop.
- USDA Hardiness Zone(s): Annual
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Height: 24″