Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus
Common name: Capuchin, Wormwood.
General description: The Capuchin, also popularly known as Worms, is a plant with an annual cycle. Its flowers are aromatic, with colors that can vary from yellow to orange or reddish. They appear about eight weeks after germination. It is a creeping herbaceous plant native to the Andes. The leaves, when young, have a peppery taste similar to watercress.
Nutritional facts: The flower is rich in carotenoids (pro-vitamin A), lutein, and vitamin C, and the leaves are rich in iron. It has medicinal and antioxidant properties.
Climate: Hardy plants that can be grown under various climatic conditions. And can't stand temperatures very low or frost.
Soil: Light, well-drained, moderately fertile, and rich in organic matter. Likes full sun or part-shade exposure
Watering: at intervals
Sowing time: From March to May and from September to November
Harvest time: From January to July