Licorice - American Licorice - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Licorice - American Licorice

(Gycyrrhiza lepidota) Perennial. Zones 3 - 10.

Fabaceae (Pea) Family. Native range—BC to Ontario. Thrives in wet conditions, drought intolerant. Requires deep, well worked soil. Its white flowers are often removed to force plant energy into their edible roots—similar in flavour to sweet potatoes!



SEED PRETREATMENT: Seeds require scarification—gently rub the seed surface with fine sandpaper. Then soak seeds for 24 hours, start with warm tap water.

STRATIFICATION: Seeds don’t require stratification.

SEEDING: Sow soaked seeds 1/4” deep. Prefers soil temperatures of 15-20°C for germination. Water evenly and regularly. 

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 45-60 days.


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.  


  • $6.99

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