The seeds are valued for their superior oil. Its oil is is odorless and does not break down quickly at high temperatures. Some uses other than cooking are: lubrication in aircraft engines, watch making and cosmetics. This arid/sub-tropic shrub grows to 12 and has abundant small grey/green oval leaves year round. First fruiting is in 5 - 7 years. Plant immediately at 3/4" depth in well draining soil mixture. Provide warmth and bright light and water when soil is dry to the touch. 8 seeds per packet.