(60-65 days. Matricaria recutita) Bodegold is an improved German variety of chamomile with higher essential oil content, greater yields, larger flowers and more uniform habit. Easy to harvest and one of the most well-loved medicinal herbal teas. Bodegold begins blooming several weeks earlier than other strains and produces an abundance of flowers with dainty white petals and fragrant yellow-gold centers. Flowers are ready to pick when petals have fallen off. Pick the blossoms and simply air dry for making fragrant pineapple-scented tea. Serve with a little honey to settle the stomach and soothe the nervous system before retiring. Very attractive to pollinators. It should be in every garden!