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Thick-leaved french dandelion

Taraxacum officinale sativum
HOW TO GROW FRENCH DANDELION

Start indoors 8 weeks before last frost, plant out after last frost. Or direct sow 1 week before last frost in rows and thin to 6–12”. Germination variable. Treat as biannual, sow one year, harvest the next. Keep moist during warm months. Keep the plants picked to enjoy the mildest leaves. Growing in the shade also reduces bitterness. Enjoy blanched leaves in the fall by covering with a flower pot for three weeks. Blanching reduces bitterness. Plants may survive for 10 to 13 years in undisturbed locations. French dandelion will likely cross with the wild plants. To save seed, grow in isolation from other dandelions of about 1 mile. Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 6.8–7.2. Hardiness zones 3–10. Perennial.

Federal germination standard: 60%. Usual seed life: 3–5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth surface requires light
Soil Temp. Germ. 60–77˚F
Days to Germ. 7–21
Plant Spacing 5–12”
Row Spacing 18”
Days To Maturity 95
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
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Thick-Leaved improved strain grows 18–24” and is slower to bolt than other varieties, Tender fleshy leaves. Best enjoyed fresh when leaves are young or cooked like spinach or in soups. Good blanched with onions, raisins and balsamic vinegar. Dandelion salads are often accompanies with hard boiled eggs. Yellow flower...
Thick-Leaved improved strain grows 18–24” and is slower to bolt than other varieties, Tender fleshy leaves. Best enjoyed fresh when leaves are young or cooked like spinach or in soups. Good blanched with onions, raisins and balsamic vinegar. Dandelion salads are often accompanies with hard boiled eggs. Yellow flower heads are edible and are made into wine. Baked roots are ground to make a coffee substitute. The popular name comes from dent de lion, French for lions tooth, referring to the teeth on the leaves. Highest of all other fruits and vegetables for Iron content. The root used as a diuretic, dandelion stimulates the kidney without causing loss of potassium. As an hepatic and cholagogue it is used for liver and gall bladder congestion. Mild laxative, for increasing appetite and improving digestion. Milky latex has been used as a mosquito repellent. Permaculture dynamic accumulator pumping soil minerals from the roots to the surface as leaf litter. Also see Chicory for similar selections. Also known as Dandelion Ameliore. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall, Seed: Safe Seed Pledge.

Native to Eurasia and now is naturalized throughout North America, southern Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and India. Delicious dandelion recipes.
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Thick-leaved french dandelion

Taraxacum officinale sativum
Thick-Leaved improved strain grows 18–24” and is slower to bolt than other varieties, Tender fleshy leaves. Best enjoyed fresh when leaves are young or cooked like spinach or in soups. Good blanched with onions, raisins and balsamic vinegar. Dandelion salads ar...
Thick-Leaved improved strain grows 18–24” and is slower to bolt than other varieties, Tender fleshy leaves. Best enjoyed fresh when leaves are young or cooked like spinach or in soups. Good blanched with onions, raisins and balsamic vinegar. Dandelion salads are often accompanies with hard boiled eggs. Yellow flower heads are edible and are made into wine. Baked roots are ground to make a coffee substitute. The popular name comes from dent de lion, French for lions tooth, referring to the teeth on the leaves. Highest of all other fruits and vegetables for Iron content. The root used as a diuretic, dandelion stimulates the kidney without causing loss of potassium. As an hepatic and cholagogue it is used for liver and gall bladder congestion. Mild laxative, for increasing appetite and improving digestion. Milky latex has been used as a mosquito repellent. Permaculture dynamic accumulator pumping soil minerals from the roots to the surface as leaf litter. Also see Chicory for similar selections. Also known as Dandelion Ameliore. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall, Seed: Safe Seed Pledge.

Native to Eurasia and now is naturalized throughout North America, southern Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and India. Delicious dandelion recipes.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW FRENCH DANDELION

Start indoors 8 weeks before last frost, plant out after last frost. Or direct sow 1 week before last frost in rows and thin to 6–12”. Germination variable. Treat as biannual, sow one year, harvest the next. Keep moist during warm months. Keep the plants picked to enjoy the mildest leaves. Growing in the shade also reduces bitterness. Enjoy blanched leaves in the fall by covering with a flower pot for three weeks. Blanching reduces bitterness. Plants may survive for 10 to 13 years in undisturbed locations. French dandelion will likely cross with the wild plants. To save seed, grow in isolation from other dandelions of about 1 mile. Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 6.8–7.2. Hardiness zones 3–10. Perennial.

Federal germination standard: 60%. Usual seed life: 3–5 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth surface requires light
Soil Temp. Germ. 60–77˚F
Days to Germ. 7–21
Plant Spacing 5–12”
Row Spacing 18”
Days To Maturity 95
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
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