Richters ProGrowers Info

Richters ProGrowers Info

  Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Market Products:   (root, herb);   (leaf)   Market size: 7,000 hectares (world); 500 ha (North America)   Prospects: prices up, volume up
Culture Seed density: 1200-1900 seeds/gram   Exposure: full sun   Soil: most soils   Crop duration: 2 years (root), 1-4 years (fresh leaf)
    Sowing rate: 1-3kg/ha.   Planting: sow direct in field in early spring or late summer. Fresh leaf gathered as vegetable spring, summer and fall. Herb for drying harvested spring or summer. Roots dug late fall.   Field spacing: 45cm between rows x 10cm within rows.   Yield: dry root 1100-1700kg/ha (year 2).   Pests: few problems   Diseases: few problems.   Buyers want: water-soluble extractive not less than 30%.  
– Dried Production     – Fresh Production     – Oil Production     – Potted Plant Production    

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