Burdock - Takinogawa
This is a very special late variety that is known for flavor and length. Grown in traditional Japanese burdock boxes, this root is known to reach 3 feet! With a thin outer skin and crisp flesh, it cooks beautifully and is a must for many Japanese dishes. The winter-hardy first year root can be dug late in the fall and even into winter for cooking. Takinogawa burdock was bred and improved by Suzuki Gengo at Takinogawa village (Tokyo) in the Genroku era during the Edo period (1688-1704). More than 90% of burdock are descendants of this variety.
Minimum Seed Count: 150