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Dandelion Seeds

Young leaves of dandelions are used in salads, egg dishes, or sautéed, and roots are roasted for a coffee substitute.

Availability: In stock

$2.50
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Details

Also known as Lion's Tooth, Bitterwort, Fortune-Teller, and Puffball. The young leaves of dandelions are used in salads, egg dishes, or sautéed, and roots are roasted for a coffee substitute. They have a complex, bitter yet sweet flavor. Leaves should be picked before the plants bloom. Dandelions are also a gentle liver tonic and diuretic.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Taraxacum officinale
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost, Early Fall, Late Fall
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color Bright Yellow
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Days to Harvest 90-100
Propagation Methods Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seeds Per Pack 200