Salsify, Mammoth Sandwich Island
120 days. An heirloom native to 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 1800s. Young plants look like grass.
- 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
- Tragopogon porrifolius
Growing Tips: Requires light and fluffy soil. Double dig the planting bed and amend with well-composted manure. In autumn, lift mature roots carefully to avoid snapping them.