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Jul 10, 2009 06:14 PM

Curry leaf plant - when can I start picking leaves?

I just bought a curry leaf plant from Logee's. It's quite small (about 6 - 8 inches tall), and I'm wondering when I can start picking leaves from it to use for cooking. Should I wait for it to get to a certain size?

Thanks for any advice!

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  1. nonaggie,
    I am not sure what you bought. I'd suggest calling the place where you bought it for more information. Edible curry is a mix of spices, not a particular culinary plant.

    I bought a non-edible "curry plant" at a nursery last summer and put it in my herb garden for the smell and visual appeal.

    I hope this information is helpful. p.j.

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    1. re: p.j.

      The plant I have is Murraya koenigii ( I think the plant you have might be Helichrysum italicum?