Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island

Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island

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Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69 ($13.69/ounce)
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  • Flavor improves after frosts
  • 1800's Heirloom; All Parts are Edible; Highly Cold Hardy
  • Flavor Improves After Several Frosts; Produces Abundant Yields
  • Heavily Reseeds; Adaptable to Full Sun or Partial Shade
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Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Season Cool Season
Fruit Size 8 to 10 inches
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Subtle; Slightly Nutty; Cross Between Artichoke and Asparagus
Use Culinary
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Overwintering, Slicing

About Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island

Tragopogon porrifolius

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Oyster Plant, Vegetable Oyster, Jerusalem Star

Grow Heirloom Salsify - Plant Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify Seeds

Dating back to the 1800s where it is native to Europeans who would cook Salsify in soups and stews. All parts of the plant are edible and deserve its place in every period or permaculture garden. Plant in the spring and dig up roots in the fall and into the winter. Cold hardy and reseeds, so dead-head to control spreading and either eat flowers or harvest seeds for next spring.

Planting Information

Planting Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island

Planting Season Cool Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 3 to 6 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Salsify Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 64
1 Ounce 2,277

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