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Burdock Seeds (Gobo)

(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

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