Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island HEIRLOOM
- Tragopogon porrifolius
- Produces 8-10 Inches Roots, Approx 1 Inches Diameter
- Also Known as Oyster Plant
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis. Typical turnaround times for in-stock items is between 2 – 5 business days.
|Zones 2 – 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Warmest Regions First):|
|Zones 8 – 10||Early-Mid March|
|Zones 7||Mid-Late March|
|Zones 6||Late March - Early April|
|Zones 5||Early-Mid April|
|Zones 2 – 4||Late April - Early May|
|Fall Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Coldest Regions First*):|
|Zones 2-4||Mid September|
|Zones 5||Mid-Late September|
|Zones 6||Late September|
|Zones 7||Late September - Early October|
|Zones 8-10||Early October|
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages and crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
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 deserves 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.
Name: Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify Botanical Name: Tragopogon porrifolius "Mammoth Sandwich Island" Type: Heirloom Size at Maturity: 8" - 10" Long, 1.5" Diameter Days to Maturity: 120 Days Light Requirement: Sun / Partial Shade Planting Time: Early Spring Sowing Method: Direct Sow Planting Depth: 1/2" Plant Spacing: 3" - 6" Seeds per Pound: Approx. 42,100 Hardiness Zones: All Ships: Year-round Average Seeds Per Packet: ~1 tsp
Prefers deep, well-drained soil. Plant in early spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. Loosen soil down to 18" so that roots will have nice, loose soil to stretch into. Plant 3 seeds every 3" - 6" and cover with no more than 1" soil. Once plants are established, thin seedlings to one plant every 3" - 6".
Roots are ready to harvest in fall, through winter. Very cold hardy, and flavor improves after several frosts. Dig roots in late fall before ground freezes. In milder areas, roots can be kept in the soil until the following spring, harvesting as needed.
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