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Licorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra

European Licorice

Root is up to 24% glycyrrhizin, which is 50 times sweeter than sugar.

The plant is a perennial herb, grown from seed or from divisions of the roots. The licorice of commerce is obtained from the rhizomes or "roots."  Three to four years of growth are required for rhizomes to reach sufficient size for harvest. The plant top dies down each year. In harvesting, rhizomes are dug, partially dried and extracted, for use in medicine, candies, and tobacco products. Licorice is little grown in the U.S., but large quantities of the roots are imported.

Licorice stick is the sweet, earthy- flavored underground stem of the plant, which may travel up to twenty feet from the main root.

Perennial growing to 3 feet by 3 feet . It is hardy to zone 8 without protection.  Has over-wintered in zone 6 with heavy mulch. Blooms from June to July.

A member of the pea family, it can fix Nitrogen.

Prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Sun to partial shade.

Can be grown in large containers in the north and over-wintered in a garage, etc. after killing frost.

NOTE: Hard seed coat.  Scarify and soak seeds before planting. Complete directions included.

Packet: 50 seeds.
 

Item Name: Licorice Seed    Item Number: 76071

Licorice Seed
Qty: Price: $4.75