The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the September “Plant of the Month” is sage.
Sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly furry surface. The flavor of sage is lemony, camphor-like, and pleasantly bitter. Sage should not be eaten raw. It should always be cooked. It has a pungent aroma with a strong, slightly minty, musky taste.
“When someone mentions Sage, you think of the holiday and delicious turkey and dressing or sage-flavored sausages, but sage can be used in so many ways,” said Alachua County Commissioner Mary Alford. “If you are looking for a new flavor, sage is a great option.”
September is a good time to grow sage in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website
for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast
to get further insights on the Plant of the Month.
The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food.
For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website
for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.