I posted back in October about my new-found culinary interest in dandelion greens and a few of you have been writing to ask where I got the seeds. In my case the dandelions have been coming up all on their own in my community garden. If you’ve got the short-leaved variety and you’re looking for a long-leaved variety I would first suggest looking around where you live or asking your friends since dandelions and their seeds are all over the place. There are a lot of people out there who would be happy if you suggested pulling up a root or two from their garden.
I looked into it and have compiled a very short list of companies that are selling online. If you know of anyone else please comment.
- Mountain Rose Seeds – Organic. Size and variety is not indicated.
- Green Harvest – This company is in Australia. Scroll down the page to chicory ‘Red Dandelion’. It’s not exactly dandelion but similar and very pretty with dark red stems. Organic.
For more info on red chicory see the bottom paragraph of this page.
- Heirloom Seeds – Carries ‘Catalogna’ chicory which looks like dandelion but is less bitter and more peppery. Also often known under the misleading name “Italian Dandelion.’