Dandelion Seed, Common Wild

$2.95

Expected to be back in stock by early April

Taraxacum officinale

Young leaves are a good source of many nutrients such as Vitamin A. Leaves are eaten like spinach or steep for tea. Edible flowers are good for tea, salads, fritters and more! Try the roots dried and powdered and then steeped in hot water for a delicious beverage that was/is often used as a coffee substitute.
All parts of the plant are edible, but each part is harvested at different times for best flavor.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Picking Dandelions: How And When To Harvest Dandelions https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dandelion/when-to-harvest-dandelions.htm
All parts of the plant are edible, but each part is harvested at different times for best flavor.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Picking Dandelions: How And When To Harvest Dandelions https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dandelion/when-to-harvest-dandelions.htm
All parts of the plant are edible, but each part is harvested at different times for best flavor.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Picking Dandelions: How And When To Harvest Dandelions https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dandelion/when-to-harvest-dandelions.htm
Want to know when to harvest dandelion plants? The flowers should be taken when they are newly opened, and all the petals are still retained. To keep them fresh, put stems in a bowl of cool water. Before harvesting the leaves, cover the plant with dark fabric to blanch them. This will reduce any bitterness. The youngest leaves are the tastiest, but mature leaves are still excellent sautéed. For the roots, harvest at any time. If you are harvesting the same plants annually, take leaves in the spring of the second year and roots in the fall of that year.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Picking Dandelions: How And When To Harvest Dandelions https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dandelion/when-to-harvest-dandelions.htm

Flowers should be harvested when they are newly opened, and all the petals are still retained. To keep them fresh, put stems in a bowl of cool water. Before harvesting the leaves, you can try covering the leaves with a dark fabric for a day or two to blanch them. This will reduce some of the bitterness. The youngest leaves are the tastiest, but mature leaves are still excellent sauteed. Roots can be harvested anytime.

 

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SKU: N/ACategories: Herb Seeds, New for 2021

Planting Information

Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
   28-48
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
 °FFull/Part 
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
 ""550
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
" Perennial2-5 years