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

35 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

  10. Gerda Lensing June 10, 2015 at 7:47 am #

    Please please please if someone know where to find turmeric bulbs or have any for me contact me. Please I live in western Cape, Velddrif. 084373 9178

  11. kim June 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Where in Durban can i find turmeric bulbs?

  12. carol July 14, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    Hi all…I’m also looking ..where can I find in the Southern suburbs? Grassy Park area

  13. Sidney Joseph November 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm #


  14. Vimbai December 31, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Hi there please help me I also need the fresh turmeric bulb , I stay in pretoria and I’ve been looking for it but I can’t get it anyway .

  15. Bronwen February 3, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    The Earth Mother, in Durban sometimes carries it. I have got some
    from the Sunday organic market in Station Road, Durban . I planted a piece and it is thriving so hopefully will have some in the near future.

  16. Ava February 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    In CT, the organic store in Lakeside often has it.

  17. Marlene March 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    anyone know where to find any roots in Johannesburg?

  18. jenny April 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    Thanks for your feedback about tumeric root, I believe one can get it Lenasia Indian fruit shop.

  19. Neala May 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    I live in PE and I am trying to source some turmeric roots for planting.

  20. karen pohl June 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    I live in Robertson, does anyone know where to get turmeric for planting?

  21. Sidney Joseph June 14, 2016 at 9:00 am #


  22. Neala June 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    Hello Karen. I managed to buy two plants from a local nursery where I live. They ordered them for me. FYI they cost R35.00 each so you might like to try that.
    Once you have them you will be able to plant the some rhizomes. They grow like ginger.

  23. Sidney Joseph June 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm #


  24. Neala June 15, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    61 Circular Drive P.E

    041 368 5169

  25. Marlene August 19, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    I bought some fresh turmeric roots a couple of weeks ago at a small veggie shop in Fordsburg, near the (South West) corner of Dolly Rathebe and Mint Roads.

  26. Shirley maritz April 25, 2017 at 8:14 am #

    Where in pietermaritzburg would i be able to buy the plays to plant my ien.

  27. DOLLIE July 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    wow I did not know tumeric is such an amazing plant and when I find that root in Jozi Fordsburg I shall let you know

  28. Amelia Rossouw August 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Fresh tumeric roots for sale! R150/kg, organic! Orders bigger than 30 kg can be delivered in Capetown area!!!
    Contact 0833589175

  29. Dollie August 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi I found a place in Randburg -on Republic road that sells the fresh tumeric only,and not the bulbs,,,sorry

  30. Owen Jackson October 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

    Joining the club… I am desperately looking for turmeric rhizomes that are sprouting! I reside in the Centurion area. Please contact me, Owen: 0838618622

  31. Marlene October 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    Not seen any sprouting for sale, but assume you can do this at home? If anyone is anywhere near Alberton, the Apple Tree fruit and veg store in New Redruth sells loads of fresh turmeric.

  32. QUANG LE HONG December 16, 2017 at 6:13 am #

    Hi everyone,
    I sell tumneric, ginger in Bulk from Vietnam. if need, contact me at: lequang0201@yahoo.com

  33. Astrid Buhmann January 5, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

    Hi all,

    Seems lots of people are looking for “fresh” turmeric!

    If you have a good greengrocer (Impala in Craighall Park often stocks) then you can buy fresh turmeric root and plant it. Provided it’s really fresh and local (not imported), it grows – I know, I tried.

    If trying to sprout it is too risky for you and you want to buy the plant, contact Mountain Herb Nursery (www.herbgarden.co.za – speak to Zirkia) outside Pretoria – they regularly have turmeric plants in stock. I saw some last month for just under R100.

    It’s not difficult for a home gardener to grow, so go ahead and give it a try!


  34. Belinda McLintock May 3, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    I supply organic tumeric root. You welcome to contact me on belinda@inx.co.za

  35. Glenda August 18, 2018 at 7:54 am #

    Organic turmeric available from White River. 083 635 2047

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