Early and vigorous roots are long and tapered, averaging 9-11" long and 3/4" in diameter. The skin is black and the flesh is white. Belstar Super has wide upright leaves, and edible yellow flowers the second summer. Avg. 36,250 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
CULTURE:Scorzonera prefers a deep, friable, well-drained soil. Sow in mid- to late spring in a 2" band about 1" apart (20 seeds/ft.), ½" deep, in rows 18–24" apart. Do not allow soil to dry out prior to emergence. Thin plants to 2–3" apart. Scorzonera seedlings look like grass. Do not weed them out! HARVEST: Dig roots in late fall just before the ground freezes. Flavor is best after several frosts. In mild areas, a portion of the crop may be left in the garden for spring harvest, as salsify is cold hardy. Apply a mulch or row cover in cold regions for winter survival insurance. STORAGE: Overwinter in soil or store in root cellar or refrigerator at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity. AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 1 oz./120', 8.3 oz./1,000', 11.5 lb./acre at 20 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart. SEED SPECS: AVG. SEEDS/LB: Avg 36,250. PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 5'.