Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger

Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet

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Shell Ginger Planting Information

Growth Habit: Perennial psuedostems. Perennial.

Plant Size: 2-3m high, rhizomes growing gradually outward.

Temperature Preferences: Intolerant of freezing. Brief minor freezing may not kill the rhizomes.

Light Preferences: Shade through to full sun.

Water Requirements: Avoid fully dry soils and flooding. Otherwise very resilient.

Soil Requirements: Prefers loose rich soils and can grow well in harder clays heavy soils as well.

Harvest Times: Rhizome & Leaves: Year round | Seeds: Late Summer

Expected Fresh Yields:

Sowing Temperature: 20-25C

Seed Treatments: Water soak and/or Acid soak for 12-24h. Read more.

Transplanting: Transplant into slight moistened fields during weather above 20C. Do not heavily irrigate until new growth emerges to avoid rot.

Seed Rate: Plant Spacing: 60cm | Row Spacing: 60-100cm

Uses: Spice (seeds), Food wrapper (Leaves)

Shell Ginger Product

Products: Dried Seed

Seed Count: / KG

Germination Rate: /KG

Form: Dried


Availability: August-September Harvest

Supply Ability: 100kg

Export: Yes

Shipping: Air Freight, Express

Shell Ginger Product: Live Rhizomes

Products: Live Rhizomes

Size: 5-15cm

Form: Bare root, Trimmed

MOQ: 500 pieces

Availability: Year Round

Supply Ability: 50,000 ± Pieces Annually

Export: Yes

Shipping: Air Freight, Express

Variety Form MOQ Price Tier Quantities Packaging
Shell Ginger Dried Seeds 5-15cm 1 KG 28 KG 1, 3 & 5 KG Bags
Shell Ginger Rhizomes 5-15cm 500 pieces 500, 5,000, 10,000 Bare Root - Box