TAKINOGAWA LONG BURDOCK (120 days) (HEIRLOOM)
Germ 3-10 days
The roots do take a long time to develop but eventually grow to a length in excess of a foot. The flavor is delicious – sort of bittersweet. Burdock is also thought to have medicinal properties. 25 seeds
Outdoors- early spring ½ deep , 2” apart in rich well drained ,deep, loose soil promotes big and long roots. Thin to 4” apart
Harvest- Fall and spring. Gently dig deep around the roots. Young roots, leaves and stalks can be eaten raw or cooked. Mature older roots are cooked.