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Vegetable Description: Salsify in its modern form comes from 16th century Italy, and later made its way to the rest of Europe. European cooks traditionally served this white parsnip-like root steamed or boiled with cream. Mammoth Sandwich Island salsify, developed in the 1860s in the United States, has been the preeminent salsify variety ever since.
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 in to 15 in
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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