Burdock- Takinogawa Long

Arctium lappa

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Burdock- Takinogawa Long

Arctium lappa

  • Root vegetable/medicinal herb
  • Long roots to 100cm
  • Fast growing

Long roots growing to 100 by 2cm. Young roots can be peeled and eaten in salads, older roots are cooked as a root vegetable. Very popular in Asian cuisine. Mild bittersweet flavour. Strong aroma. Has many medicinal uses. Fast growing. Also known as "Gobo".

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring and autumn
Row Spacing: 60cm
Position: Part or full sun, deep well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 15cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 90cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 120 days
Care: Requires deep soil. Roots are best harvested at 50-60cm long, longer roots can become tough and woody. Germination can be erratic; pre-soaking seeds in water for 6 hours may help.

(Product number: D4-14)
Seeds per gram: 80 seeds

SKU D4-14
Botanical name: Arctium lappa
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 80
Photo credits:

Photo by Jose Martinez / CC BY-ND 2.0

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