Burdock Seeds - Chiko

(Arctium lappa) Biennial. 120 days to maturity.  Burdock Chiko is nutritious, medicinal, unique, and overwinters! What's not to love of this vegetable that offers you three seasons of harvest for fall, winter and spring. It can be overwintered in the soil, just like parsnips. Cook’em like carrots! Want to know what else is great about Burdock Chiko ? Its easier to grow and faster to germinate than both carrots and parsnips!  Delicious in soups. Roots are long, slender, and light brown. Size of root ranges from 1 to 2 feet. This one is a  winner for us!

Each seed packet contains approximately 50 untreated open pollinated burdock seeds.


Timing: Direct seed after last frost or start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date.

Seeding: Burdock requires a deep, 1-2', well-drained soil to produce quality roots. Sow anytime in spring, about 2" apart, 3/4" deep, in rows 24" apart. Thin to 2-3" apart. 

Soil: Burdock prefers loamy soil and a neutral pH in areas with average water. 

Harvest: Fall through early spring. A raised bed with removable sides enables harvesting from the side, which results in fewer broken roots.

Storage: Optimum storage at (0°C) and 95% relative humidity. Unwashed roots will be slower to wilt at market.

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