Turmeric Rhizome (Pack of 2)


Shipping Restriction: NOT to WA, TAS & NT

Sale price$9.99


Turmeric Rhizome (Pack of 2) 

Curcuma longa
Supplied as either rhizome or crown with at least 2 growth points on each unit.

Turmeric, a perennial herb native to the monsoon forests of Southeast Asia, thrives in well-drained soil and requires a frost-free climate with an annual rainfall of 1000 to 2000mm or supplementary irrigation. Standing tall at 1m, this herb boasts beautiful white flower spikes that gracefully adorn its clumps when left undisturbed for a year. The allure of its attractive flowers alone makes it worth growing. Turmeric flourishes best in loamy or alluvial fertile soils, but waterlogging is its nemesis. While heavy shade can reduce its yield, light shade proves beneficial. The edible rhizomes of this herb are a prized ingredient, used either fresh or dried in curry pastes, drinks, and as a food colouring. Its leaves serve as a versatile wrapper for a few dishes. Additionally, turmeric is valued for its medicinal properties. It can be grown in a garden bed in tropical and subtropical climates, while a container will suffice in cooler areas.

Plant turmeric in September or October in warm soil. The rhizomes should be planted 5-7 cm deep, about 30-45 cm apart, with 15-30 cm between plants. In cooler areas of Australia, turmeric can be grown in glasshouses. Turmeric clumps must be divided, and fresh pieces must be planted every 3 to 4 years. Rhizomes are harvested 9 to 10 months after planting, indicated by lower leaves turning yellow or stem drying and falling over. Home gardeners can carefully dig at the side of a clump to remove rhizomes as needed instead of harvesting the entire clump.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Sydney, NSW, Australia


Order dispatch time: 1-3 business days, excluding weekend & public holiday. 

Transit time: Depends upon the postage service that you choose and pay. Usually, 1-2 business days for express post & 3-8 business days for standard post.

WA order dispatch: Once a week, regardless of whether Express Post is chosen. Express Post seed orders do not receive priority during the Quarantine WA inspection.

Note: We're sorry, but we cannot prioritise order packing service for customers who have paid for Express Post. We pack orders with a first-in, first-out policy. 

Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.

Standard Post & Parcel (Australia Post) – WITH TRACKING 

Delivery Estimates: 3-10 business days* (WA, NT Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only / or any seeds or garden supplies upto 200g


FREE domestic tracking letter shipping on seed packet-only (less than 0.5g) orders of $60 (after discount, if any) or above

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 200g to 400g $5.95
Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 401g to 2kg $9.95

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, seed potatoes, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds over 2kg

$15.95 (Capped)


Express Post & Parcel Service (Australia Post) - WITH TRACKING

Delivery Estimates: 1-3 business days* (WA, NT, TAS & Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only


Seed packets & bulk weight-based seeds up to 500g


BULK Seeds: 0 – 500g


BULK Seeds: 501g to 1kg


BULK Seeds: 1.01kg to 3kg


BULK Seeds: 3.01kg to 5kg


BULK Seeds: 5.01kg to 10kg


BULK Seeds: 10.01kg or 15kg



  • Shipping to Western Australia:

An additional $6 fee applies to cover quarantine inspection fees. All WA seed orders are subject to Quarantine WA inspection, which may result in delays beyond our control. For more information, please refer quarantine policy.

  • Shipping to Tasmania:

An additional $3 fee covers Biosecurity Tasmania paperwork—maximum 1kg per seed line item. Biosecurity Tasmania restrictions apply.


WA order dispatch time: 

WA orders are packed once a week on Wednesday and shipped out on Thursday. To ensure that your orders are processed and shipped out each Thursday, please place them before midnight (AEDT - Sydney time) on Tuesday. This applies no matter whether Express Post service is chosen for the order.

WA orders go to the Quarantine WA office at Perth Airport for inspection before being sent to your shipping address by the Quarantine Officers. Your tracking number will be activated once the inspection is complete, which may take up to 10 business days after we have packed and dispatched your order.

The tracking number will stay in a 'Pending' status until Quarantine Officers have inspected your shipment at Perth Airport.

Depending on the postal service you pay for the order, it will generally take an additional 1 to 5 business days for your shipment to arrive from Perth Airport to your address within WA. However, please note that delays beyond our control may occasionally occur. 

Signature on delivery: An additional $2.95 applies if you require a signature on delivery service. If you haven't requested a signature, the postie will check for a safe place or letterbox (if it fits) to leave your item. They'll take it to the Post Office for collection if a safe place can't be found. 

No Discount on Postage:  Our special discount event means seeds are available at discounted prices. However, postage costs remain the same, i.e. there won't be any discount on the postage costs - so check out our postage rate table to find out exactly how much it will cost before you stock up on your favourites!

Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate days/ dates are not guaranteed. We encourage you to choose Express Post shipping to avoid delays in transit.

You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We dispatch ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind. 

We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.

Express Delivery

It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.

We will process your order after we have received clear payment in the accounts. 

Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control. 

Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders with the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage. 


Sorry, we do not ship seeds outside of Australia.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Prompt delivery and good looking rhizomes

The rhizomes arrived promptly and look healthy. We are looking forward to the harvest!


Tumeric didn't grow big failure.

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with our Tumeric rhizome. I'm sorry to hear it did not meet your expectations and I understand your disappointment.

We take pride in our products and our main concern is always to provide high-quality rhizomes that will grow into healthy plants. While we do have a detailed set of instructions for each product, unforeseen challenges may cause some plants to thrive while others may struggle.

If you'd like, I would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about your Tumeric rhizome or any other seed varieties. We strive to provide excellent customer service and would love the opportunity to redeem ourselves in your eyes.

Thank you again for choosing Happy Valley Seeds and I hope we can make it right for you.

Shipping Restrictions

Shipping Restriction for WA Customers: To help us ship your order as quickly and efficiently as possible, please do not include any seed items prohibited in WA; they are listed with the label 'NOT to WA'. Due to quarantine restrictions in WA, there is a 10kg seeds limit per variety. WA orders require additional handling time. Please remain within an approved limit when ordering seeds. We review every WA order before dispatch and remove (or reduce) excess seed quantity from your order to comply with WA biosecurity regulations. Please check further information here

Tasmania Customers: We can ship seeds to Tasmania. Please do not include seed line items labeled 'NOT to TAS'. Please note that the maximum allowable limit per permitted seed line item is 1kg per order.

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