Salsify, Duplex Russian Giant Scorzonera
80 days. 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.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 60-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 4-6"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Scorzonera hispanica
Growing Tips: Requires light and fluffy soil. Double dig the planting bed and amend with well-composted manure. direct sow in spring. In autumn, lift mature roots carefully to avoid snapping them.