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Growing Information:

Papalo

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: Spring

SEEDING METHOD: Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 60"

PLANT SPACING: 24"

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual

Habitat and Description


Growing Papalo
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS Papalo also called Papaloquelite porophyllum ruderale or macrocephalum. An herb, similar to cilantro used in Mexican cooking. The name comes from the word papalotl, Nahuatl for butterfly. In Spanish the plant is referred to as mampuitu which translates to skunk. It is typically used raw to flavor tacos filled with guacamole or carnitas (pork). It is also used in a Puebla specialty using a semita roll and stuffed with meat avocado tomatoes and sometimes chiles.


Papalo


The benefits of Papalo

Papalo, named after a Mexican term for butterfly, resembles cilantro, although its leaves are broader. Mexican cooks use the fresh leaves in pork or guacamole tacos. Its flavor strikes most as pungent---pleasantly or unpleasantly so, depending on individual taste.





  • Culantro
  • Cumin
  • Cutting Celery
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Epazote
  • Fennel
  • Feverfew
  • Flax
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Marjoram, Wild
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Milk Thistle