Wanted: turmeric root

Hello, Just found your blog as I was searching the net for turmeric bulbs. Have been searching for a long time, but with no luck. Would you know where I can get some for planting? I live in Johannesburg.

Much appreciated, Marita Palazzo matapa@icon.co.za

9 Responses to Wanted: turmeric root

  1. Chris Rault June 26, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    I came across some at an oganic veggie stand in Noordhoek (Cape Town).

    I’ve been trying to get them to sprout, but no luck so far.

    I’m not sure when I’ll get back to that veggie stand, or whether they will have again, but if I do, I’ll get some for you too :)

  2. Michele Rixon June 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    I am also looking for turmeric root to grow.I live in Cape Town on a farm in Philippi.

  3. Michele Rixon June 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    Please would you tell me where in Noordhoek is the organic veggie stand is?

  4. Chris August 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    Hey Michele,

    It was as we were coming down off oukaapseweg, a few km’s before the right turn off to the big pnp. It was more of a padstal than anything, but they did have some signage outside saying organic veg.

    Hope that helps!


  5. Michele August 20, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    Thanks,Chris,I found the stall and got some turmeric root

  6. Joe August 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    You can find fresh turmeric root at a fruit and veg store called Rama’s, in the suburb of Mayfair, Johannesburg, Corner of 6th avenue and Church street. I have recently purchased turmeric from them, so I’m sure you’ll find some there.


  7. Alexia September 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm #


    I’m looking for turmeric root too. I live in East London. Any ideas?


  8. Jack October 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    I’m in Rustenburg and have some – not much

  9. Chelsea November 14, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Rama’s in johannesburg no longer has the fresh turmeric root. Is there any where else in Johannesburg we can look? Urgently looking for some. Thanks x

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