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Garnet Stem Dandelion

Organic Garnet Stem Dandelion Seeds

A healthy bitter green

Cichorium intybus
Not your backyard weed! A leafy Italian heirloom chicory.
Expand your flavor palate with bitter! Can be grown all season, though warmer temperatures enhance bitterness. Young leaves add texture and bite to salads; braise mature leaves.
Product ID# GR0562 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Detailed Product Info

A standout from our 2016 Member Trials program! This isn't your backyard dandelion, but Italian dandelion cultivated for tall, leafy greens. Can be grown all season, though warmer temperatures enhance bitterness. Young leaves add texture and bite to salads; mature leaves can be chopped and braised for a healthy, tasty tonic. A great addition to braised mixed greens, the bitter flavor adds an element that is often lacking in our cuisine.

Growing Instructions

Direct sow anytime beginning as soon as the soil can be worked through late summer. Dandelion is quick growing and can be cultivated similar to baby lettuce, though it is a bit more resilient and the same planting can be cut multiple times. Harvest as a baby leaf or allow to reach full size for abundant leafy greens, Summer planting are prone to bolting when fully mature and are much more bitter than planting in the spring and fall that are sweetened by the cold. A great addition to braised mixed greens, the bitter flavor adds an element that is often lacking in our cuisine.