Takinogawa Long, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom


Has long slender, brown roots, 30-60 cm, and few bolters. The stems of the leaves are reddish and edible when young. The flesh is tasty and free of fibres. Takinogawa is one of the best and most cultivated sorts and is good to store in a cellar over the winter. A portion contains about 100 seeds.


Product number:4935
Scientific name:Arctium lappa var. edula
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Days to maturity:120
Lifespan:Biannual, Perennial
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:April–June/October–November
Sowing depth:2 cm
Germination time:6–15 days
Plant spacing:30 cm
Row spacing:50–60 cm
Height:50 cm
Plant location:Sun
Seeds/g:50 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice


The young stalks and leaves can be eaten as chard or spinach. The small roots, leaves and all, from thinning are delicacies. The deep roots must be dug up in autumn, cautiously, and stored in the same way as carrots. They can be allowed to winter outdoors and be harvested early the next year before beginning to bloom. If allowed to remain it becomes a large, decorative plant of violet thistle blossoms and prickly balls. The seeds in the balls can be germinated for sprouts, eaten raw or poached. Burdock is usually used peeled and boiled in many different dishes and preserves and on its own or with other vegetables.






About 100 seeds/g, one portion sows about 5 m, 20 g for 100m.
A portion contains about 100 seeds.