Lavender 101

Lavendula x-intermedia

Lavender species have been hybridized over the centuries.

One type of hybrid, the x-intermedia (a cross between Lav. Angustifolia and Lav. Latifolia) contains many varieties,

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Lavender Varieties

Lav. x-intermedia var. Edelweiss

by Donna Anderson of Lavender Acres

First time visitors to a lavender farm frequently exclaim, “I thought it was just a purple bush!” Even enthusiasts are amazed to find out how many varieties exist. Currently there are over 45 different species with over 450 varieties. More lavender species/varieties have yet to be classified.

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Soil Preparation for Lavender

Curtis Swift, Ph.D. High Altitude Lavender, Curtis.Swift@alumni.colostate.edu

Soil preparation for Lavandula is critical for the long term survival of the plantation. Neglecting to prepare the soil properly will reduce the longevity and yield of the crop.

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Lavender Harvesting Techniques Invented

Central Coast Lavender

by Lila Avery-Fuson,  Central Coast Lavender Farm

‘Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields.  Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper.

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Certified Organic?

To be certified or not to be certified organic; that is the question. In reality, this can be a difficult decision.

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