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  • Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera
  • Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera
  • Salsify Duplex Russian Giant
 
  • Scorzonera
  • Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera
  • Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera
  • Salsify Duplex Russian Giant

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Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera (125 seeds) (SF103) $2.75

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Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera

         
 
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A popular European variety that has flavorful black roots that are extra long. Much like salsify, but Scorzonera has dark roots. This old-fashioned vegetable is great harvested in the fall after frost. A favorite variety with chefs. These have a delicious sweet taste.
 
Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PaulB
Location:
Ronda, NC, United States
Date:
November 20, 2017
          4.0
 
Valuable addition
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous and good yield

What are the cons? Medium germination

Review:

Very good root production with up to 6 sizable roots per plant. I start in flats (germination can be erratic) and plant out in May (past last frost dates). Roots can be harvested by August (if you can't wait), and over winter well. Good flavor, distinctive, up to 15 inches. No pest problems. Penetrate my clay-ish soils well. Susceptible to overwatering/soggy soils. Individual roots can be used to propagate. Very satisfied.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

32 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Peter in Rhode Island
Location:
Wakefield, RI, United States
Date:
May 23, 2017
          5.0
 
Peter
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Unique and historic crop.

What are the cons? None to speak of.

Review:

I decided to grow scorzonera after reading about its use in colonial American gardens. Having read that difficulty harvesting the long roots is one of the reasons this plant fell out of flavor, I decided to grow it in a trash can. I first started the seeds in a small bucket of potting soil. Once I had fairly substantial leaves I dumped the bucket. It brushed the soil off the long roots and transplanted them into the can with more space between them. The can arrangement saves bending over--I pulled it as needed. The flavor of the roots is mild and pleasant, and it keeps good texture. Dinner guests will struggle to guess what it is. The leaves, while edible, are not the show here. The cool thing is that large roots seem to remain mild and don't get tough. I overwintered several roots and they are doing nicely this spring. I've got flowers forming now: I'll be interested to see what the blooms and seeds look like.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

37 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dana A
Location:
Cookeville, TN, United States
Date:
February 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Salsify
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor, uniqeness

What are the cons? Digging them up..lol

Review:

Wonderful vegetable. The Black Salsify as I know it, the Scorzonera is lovely peeled and lightly sauteed in butter. Even the kiddos love it!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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