Dandelion

$2.75

Taraxacum officinale

The name, derived from the French for lion’s teeth (Dent de lion) applies to both leaf shape and its historical reputation as a powerful herbal remedy. Eat the young leaves for a good source of vitamin A. You can prepare the leaves similar to spinach or steep for tea. Sow in spring in part shade/full sun. Perennial. (1/2 Gram Packet)

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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
45000 n/a n/a 90-100
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 70-75°F Full/Part Lightly Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed surface 2-4″ 550
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-12″ 7-21 Perennial 2 years

Site Selection

Dandelion is an annual that prefers full sun or partial shade and is adaptable to most soil types.

Cultivation

Dandelion can be direct seeded outdoors in spring after the last frost and in fall 6 weeks before the first frost. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-75°F. Sow seeds on soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 4-6" apart in rows 12-18" apart.

Harvest

Harvest dandelion leaves when young. Plant maturity and high temperatures make leaves bitter. Dandelion roots can be harvested one year after planting.

Additional information

Weight 1 g
Size

1/2 grams – Packet

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