Sesame (Sesamum indicum)

Botanical names:
Sesamum indicum Accepted
Sesamum orientale Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 1 to 3 feet
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 1 to 3 inch long rectangular, pubescent capsule, green, maturing to brown and containing numerous tiny seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Purple
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 3 to 7 days.

Image

Photo gallery:
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2013-06-23
By greene
Give a thumbs up
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2013-09-17Unripe Sesame Pods
By greene
Give a thumbs up
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2013-11-04
By greene
Give a thumbs up
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2013-11-04Lower leaves have 3 lobes, upper leaves are single.
By greene
Give a thumbs up
 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
By Joy
Give a thumbs up

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
and yet another one! by SnowCronan Aug 24, 2018 8:44 PM 9
Unknown volunteer by wildflowers Nov 5, 2013 10:22 AM 28

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Rosa Crepuscule"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.