salsify

Salsify

(Tragopogon porrifolius) A European favorite known in Roman times and cultivated since at least the Thirteenth Century. Sow ½” deep in very early spring, keeping moist until seedlings emerge. Needs at least 6” spacing, full sun, only ordinary garden soil, but this must be finely worked and free from rocks to produce straight roots. Lift and store mature roots in autumn. If left until the second spring, young shoots may be harvested and used like asparagus. Eventually forms attractive purple blooms on 3-ft stems.

 
 
salsify

Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify SF101

Heirloom; native of Europe; tasty in soups and stews or cooked alone. Plant... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Scorzonera

Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera SF103

A popular European variety that has flavorful black roots that are extra... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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