Nutritious and medicinal, Chiko is a unique Asian specialty.
The long (1-2'), slender (1"), uniform roots with light brown skin make a great season extension offering. Market with herbs, Asian greens, or include in root bunches. For fall, winter, and spring harvest and storage. Can be overwintered in soil, much the same as parsnips. Cook like carrots. Delicious in hearty soups and bean stews. Medicinal: Used as a gentle laxative and to help eradicate uric acid. Some active ingredients are known to be effective antibacterials and antifungals. Enhances performance of many of the organs which purify the body and eliminate toxins or waste (like the kidneys, liver, colon, etc). Avg. 35,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
Latin Name: Arctium lappa
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Shipping Information & Notes
CULTURE: DIRECT SEEDING: Burdock requires a deep, 1-2', well-drained soil to produce quality roots. Sow anytime in spring, about 2" apart, 3/4" deep, in rows 24" apart. Thin to 2-3" apart. HARVEST: Fall through early spring. A raised bed with removable sides enables harvesting from the side, which results in fewer broken roots. STORAGE: Optimum storage at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity. Unwashed roots will be slower to wilt at market. AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1 oz./230', 4 1/2 oz./1,000', 6 lb./acre at 7 seeds/ft. in rows 2' apart. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 35,600. PACKET: 100 seeds sows 14'.