Salsify, Mammoth Sandwich Island

Tragopogon porrifolius
$2.99
SKU: 1554 P100
  • Creamy white roots
  • Roots are tapered and grow to 8-10 inches
  • Leaves are upright and grass-like
  • Subtle oyster-like flavor
  • 120 days

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(Tragopogon porrifolius) (aka Sandwich Island) Originally native to the Mediterranean, this variety dates to at least the 1880s. Known as “Vegetable Oyster” due to its uncanny oyster-like flavor. Long tapered roots average 8-10" long and 1" in diameter. Creamy white skin and white flesh. Upright grass-like leaves. 120 days.

Direct Seed: 1" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2"

Rows Apart: 18-24"

Thin: 2-3" Apart

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Seeds will germinate in 3 weeks. Salsify prefers a deep friable soil and is most delicious after a frost. Dig roots in late fall.