Burdock Seed

Store Seeds Burdock Seed

Macrobiotic root vegetable used in oriental cuisine, medicinal.

50 seed $4.00  Qty: Price:

(Tasawanganda Long)

This bi-annual plant is easy to grow . The first year roots are dug and used as a root vegetable in macrobiotic and oriental cooking.It helps loosen subsoil with its long taproot bringing up minerals . It has anti - tumor medicinal qualities and build and cleans blood among other uses. The seed also is used medicinally.

It is an easy to care for plant with big elephant ear leaves . When it flowers the following year, it attracks many benificials. The seed pods are big burs much like the wild burdock only larger. The plant too is much larger reaching 7 feet tall and 4 foot wide.


Other Names:gobo

Flowers:small, inconspicuous

Foliage:large leaves shaped like elephant ears with silver undersides

Fruit:seed pod prickly with about 1/2 teasoon of seed in each pod

Lifecycle:0    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)

Height:7 foot

Diameter:4 foot


Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:7 to


Propagation / Germination:easy

Spacing:6 foot for seed 2 foot for roots


Water:water when dry. Drought tolerant.

Pests and Diseases:none

    Everything grown or made by founder since 1977. No chemicals or commercial manures used & only open pollinated seeds planted . Most of the work is done by hand . Biodynamics practiced here since 1990 . Small scale homestead that grows most of its own foods . Shipping included.