Calendula, Erfurter (Organic)

Calendula officinalis. 65-70 days. Perennial in zones 8-10.

Fully double, bright orange flowers on 18-24” plants. Erfurter is a preferred variety for commercial production in the US, with larger flowers and a somewhat higher resin content than Resina. Also blooms profusely, but not as prolifically as Resina. Petals can be used to make a natural dye, or even fed to chickens to keep egg yolks extra vibrant. (No joke! There is calendula produced In Italy for this specific purpose!) For easy harvest, we prefer to pick the petals off flowering heads when they just start to dry and turn inward. Variety originates in Germany, where its full name is Erfurter Orangefarbigen. Aka, Orange Zinger.

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Direct sow ½” deep, very early in the spring or in the fall to overwinter plants for early blooms. Thin plants to 6-12”. Prefers 60-70°F soil temp. Germination in 10-20 days.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur, isolate from other varieties of the same species by ¼ mile.

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Seth J Hersh

    Prolific Yellow & Orange Petals

    Seth J Hersh (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Northeastern US

    Truly lovely plants of yellow and orange. A pleasure to pick and handle. Great germination and production.

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    all (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Other

    I will update this review if I ever receive my order. The shipping from this company takes longer than I see from other companies. This was my first order, hopefully I will receive it

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    • Cat Sandoval

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your support of Adaptive Seeds.

      I don’t currently have any orders in process that include this variety.
      If you reach out to us at seed@adaptiveseeds.com, I can assist you in locating the order.

      I look forward to hearing from you!
      -Cat

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