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PlantFiles: Vegetable Burdock, Great Burdock, Edible Burdock, Cockle-Button, Beggar's Buttons
Arctium lappa 'Takinogawa Long'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arctium (ARK-tee-um) (Info)
Species: lappa (LAP-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Takinogawa Long

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables
Herbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive salemi On Mar 20, 2004, salemi from Depew, NY wrote:

burdock grows wild in western NY. We pick when it is young and prepare it Scilian style. It is very high in iron. we call it cardone .

Positive Michaelp On Nov 22, 2003, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grow this one and like it ,nice,long delicious,mild,bittersweet flavor,just good to eat.zip-32182

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Menifee, California
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Buffalo, New York
Pelzer, South Carolina
Pulaski, Tennessee
Walla Walla, Washington



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