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Sesamum radiatum (Black sesame)


Sesamum radiatum (Black sesame). (Pedaliaceae) Annual herb with erect growth form up to 1.2 m tall. The leaves are widely consumed as a nutritious vegetable in Benin, Africa. Nigerian farmers use the leaves, seeds and oil for food. Sowing : Seed should be sown in spring or during summer, in a well-drained seedling mix, and need only be covered lightly with the sowing mix, clean coarse sand or milled bark. The trays should be kept moist in a warm but shaded position. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: August 2023


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