Burdock Seeds (Gobo)

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Burdock Seeds (Gobo)

Popular vegetable in China, Japan, and Europe. Use like carrots. This herb has a number of medicinal uses as well.

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(Arctium lappa)

Brown-colored root, up to 2 feet long, is sweetly aromatic with a bittersweet flavor. Popular vegetable in China, Japan, and Europe. Use like carrots. Especially good for stir-fry, vegetable dishes, and soup, or use chopped as a garnish for rice dishes. Medicinal: Traditionally used as a diuretic, lymphatic cleanser, and alterative, especially for chronic skin conditions.


Other Names:Gobo
Flowers:Lavendar, globe-shaped flowers
Lifecycle:3    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:24 to 36
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:3 to 9
Propagation / Germination:Sow in the spring, 1/2" deep, 2" apart, thinned to 8 to 12" apart in rows 24" apart.
Sun:Full sun to light shade

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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