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ISO fresh epazote

JeffyK Dec 9, 2012 08:38 PM

Does anyone know where i could find fresh epazote for some Mexican dishes I'd like to cook? Or even better somewhere local where i could get some seed to grow myself?

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  1. Kagemusha RE: JeffyK Dec 10, 2012 05:17 AM

    Have never seen it fresh. Not a hugely necessary ingredient anyway. Try Richter's for seeds:


    Not hard to grow.

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      JeffyK RE: Kagemusha Dec 10, 2012 04:38 PM

      Cool thanks. Richters is great!

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        Flexitarian RE: JeffyK Dec 10, 2012 05:27 PM

        Love Richters too. But, watch it. That plant can be invasive.

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          Kagemusha RE: Flexitarian Dec 11, 2012 09:08 AM

          Unlike mint, it's an annual. Still, growing it in a large pot or bucket is more convenient.

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      Snarf RE: JeffyK Dec 10, 2012 05:52 PM

      Dried at Perola's on Augusta.

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        brianl999 RE: JeffyK Dec 11, 2012 09:42 AM

        I've only seen it fresh at Perolas, but haven't been down in awhile. It was hit or miss, and the condition was generally not the best. It loses a lot of it's 'punch' when dried.

        It is easy to grow, but as noted it can be invasive. While it is an annual, it is quite capable of re-seeding itself.

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          Kagemusha RE: brianl999 Dec 11, 2012 11:16 AM

          Self-seeding isn't a measure of invasiveness. If it was a perennial that spread by runners, like, mint, then it's invasive. Dried just doesn't cut it. Epazote grows up in pavement cracks in Phoenix. Weedy stuff.

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