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Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island HEIRLOOM

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1 Ounce $12.95
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  • 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

Product Description

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island
    Botanical Name:Tragopogon porrifolius
    Life Cycle:Biennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Root Vegetable
    Features:Heirloom
    Fruit Size:8-10" long
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
    Plant Spacing:3-6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Salsify

    When to Plant Salsify Seeds

    Sow salsify as early as 2 weeks before the last expected frost in spring when the soil temperature has reached about 40 degrees F. In mild winter regions, sow salsify in early autumn for a winter harvest. Salsify requires 120-150 days to reach harvest and is best when it comes to maturity in cool weather

    Where to Plant Salsify Seeds

    Salsify prefers deep, well-drained soil and full sun. It's not a good choice for container growing, as it's roots grow very deep. The ideal temperature for germination is 40-60 degrees F. Be sure to shade plants during high temperatures to maintain tenderness and taste.

    How to Plant Salsify Seeds

    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".

    How to Harvest Salsify

    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.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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