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Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify

         
 
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Heirloom; native of Europe; tasty in soups and stews or cooked alone. Plant in spring, dig in fall; a non-sweet parsnip-like root. This variety dates back to the 1800's. Young plants look like grass.

 
Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Alison
Location:
Silver Spring, MD
Date:
June 6, 2014
          5.0
 
A multi use plant
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Multiple uses in one plant!

What are the cons? Spreads like mad

Review:

There's a reason this was a common vegetable in the 18th century - this plant does it all, all parts are edible, including the flowers; the ooze on the fresh peeled root is latex and can be used as chewing gum; and it has medicinal qualities. It's really better to steam, boil or roast it before peeling however (like a beet) if you don't want the latex to purple. It's a must have in any period garden! It spreads on its own like mad though - so if you want to limit production, eat those greens in your salad early and often. Roots are better in year 2.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Alison 6 Jun 2014

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MomsintheGarden
Location:
NSV, VA
Date:
December 31, 2013
          3.0
 
Good but a lot of work to prep
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, easy to start

What are the cons? Prep is difficult

Review:

These were easy to start but didn't like our summer heat and drought. They are tasty, however they are difficult to prepare for cooking. The biggest roots are about 8-10" long and 1" in diameter. They are skinny with lots of hairy roots sticking out all over, making them hard to clean. They also start turning brown as soon as you cut into them, so I dropped the peeled, sliced pieces into water mixed with some lemon juice. My family liked them sauteed with butter. We will grow them again but not sure if they are worth the effort. They can be a good plant to put into a crop rotation. Remember that they are in the aster family, including lettuce, chicories, and sunflowers. These roots should be planted in the spring. They can be harvested all fall and winter, and don't mind the cold (so far down to 12 degrees F).

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By MomsintheGarden 31 Dec 2013

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
susie
Date:
March 7, 2011
          5.0
 
wonderful flavor
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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We love this commonly unheard of vegtable. Peeled and boiled in salt water, it has a strong resemblence to artechoke hearts. Easy to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By susie 7 Mar 2011

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
December 29, 2009
          5.0
 
Salsify
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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This variety performed exceedingly well for us in Northwest Ohio and is an attractive plant when added to a mixed border or herb garden. Excellent flavor and superb production with no insect or disease problems at all for us. We loved digging and using the roots in fall stews and soups.

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By Unknown 29 Dec 2009

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