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BURDOCK – WATANABE (GOBO)
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Burdock – Watanabe (Gobo)
35 seeds – Arctium lappa
Watanabe produces sweet edible roots to 80cm long. It matures earlier than the Takinogawa. A stout & handsome plant with large, wavy leaves & round unusual purple flower heads. It is an excellent source of B Vitamins & minerals. [Note to market growers: The root is sold in Asian markets with dirt still on it because if washed the attached greens wilt quickly. Great in stir-fry & soups. Burdock grows well in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Harvest the roots when they are 30cm or longer.
Keep weeded & thin to about 10cm (4in) apart. The plant prefers regular watering. The reason for keeping the plants so close together is that it makes the roots grow long & thin which is desirable. Spring through to Summer. Do not like being planted with anything else, total loners.
|Germination Time (Days)||10 – 20|
|Maturity Time (Days)||120 – 140|
|Sowing Depth (mm)||15|
|Plant Spacing (cm)||60|
|Row Spacing (cm)||60|
|pH||4 – 7|
|Hardy / Frost Tender||Hardy|
|Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings||Sow Direct|