Burdock Seeds - Chiko
Burdock is native to Europe and Asia with a long history of culinary use, such as a bittering agent for beer. Burdock is known for various medicinal applications, such as the treatment of skin, scalp, and digestive issues. It can be identified by the prickly blooms that stick to you as you walk by. Burdock produces long, slender roots with a light-brown skin. Use like carrots or parsnips in soups and stews.
Days to Maturity: Biennial
Hardiness Zone: 3-10
Planting Depth: ¼ - ½ "
Plant Spacing: 18-24"
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Deeply well-worked loamy soil
Temp Preference: Warm
Light Preference: Full sun to part shade
Flavor: Pleasant, earthy taste
Sowing and Growing
Direct sow in the spring in deeply-tilled, well-drained soil as the roots can get quite long. Germination time is up to 2 weeks. Burdock can grow from 2 to 9 feet tall and is a plant that can become invasive. Consider a location where spread will not affect other plants.
Roots, shoots, and leaves are edible. Harvest the roots in the fall of the first year or spring of the second year and leaves and shoots when very young. During the plant’s second year, the identifiable spiky purple flowers appear. Remove these to prevent self-sowing.
- Burdock Herb Seeds - Chiko - Arctium lappa
- Non-GMO - Open Pollinated - High Germination Rate
- Seeds For: Herb Gardening
- Days to Full Maturity: -- 90-120 -- Biennial -- USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Mountain Valley Seed Company Brand - Premium Quality Seeds
Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Approximately 20 Seeds
- 1/4 oz - Approximately 525 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 2,100 Seeds