Milk Vetch, Chinese Milk Vetch Astragalus sinicus

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Astragalus sinicus

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Astragalus

Species:

sinicus

Common Name:

Milk Vetch, Chinese Milk Vetch

Seeds Per Pound:
124,850
Quantity:
2.54 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
248
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
99%
Height:
4-12 inches
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2014
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

In Stock: 2.54 lb
Prices
  • Astragalus sinicus

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
2.95
10 g
7.50
1 oz
8.95
1 lb
26.50
1 kg
46.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: boiling water can be used if hot water does not scarify the seed.
In a Nutshell:
* Astragalus sinicus is widely used on rice land as a winter crop. more...
* This species used to be cultivated for its edible leaves in China.
* This species is grown as a green manure crop in Japan and southern China.
* The plant is used in the treatment of blennorrhoea and also as an unguent for burns. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov