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Salsify Seeds - Mammoth Sandwich Island HEIRLOOM

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Packet $3.50
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  • Tragopogon porrifolius
  • Produces 8-10 Inches Roots, Approx 1 Inches Diameter
  • Also Known as Oyster Plant

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:Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify
    Botanical Name:Tragopogon porrifolius "Mammoth Sandwich Island"
    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
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    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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