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4720

Dandelion

  • Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale

Roots and leaves are both culinary and medicinal. This cultivated strain has tender fleshy dark green leaves that can be boiled as a green vegetable or used fresh in a salad. The roots can be roasted in the oven until crisp and ground up as a coffee substitute.Known as Pu-gong-ying in China it is used there as a blood cleanser, blood sugar balancer, diuretic and liver stimulant. Easy to grow.

Maturity 95 days from direct sowing.

NZ $3.75
 
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INFORMATION

DURATION
Perennial
OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION
15-25
DAYS TO GERMINATION
7-21
HEIGHT
30cm
DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS
10cm
WHEN TO SOW
1.2.3
NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET
1500
PREFERRED GROWING METHOD

Direct Sow
BEST USE

Culinary/Medicinal

KEY to
WHEN TO SOW

1
EARLY
SPRING
2
LATE SPRING &
EARLY SUMMER
3
LATE SUMMER &
EARLY AUTUMN
   

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