Vegetable Description: The roots of Mammoth Sandwich Island are about 8 to 9 inches long and tapered. The white flesh of these roots are great for use in soups when peeled and boiled and have a flavor similar to oysters, thus this variety is sometimes called vegetable oyster. A good keeper that can be overwintered! Average water needs.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Tragopogon porrifolius
Other Common Names: Vegetable Oyster Plant, Wild Quinine
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 120
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 2600
Vegetable Height: 24” to 36”
Vegetable Spacing: 12” to 15”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 2” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Can sow closer, then thin later. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions. Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
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