Vegetables Salsify Mammoth Sandwich Island

Mammoth Sandwich Island

Salsify Seed

Product ID: 520

The classic salsify.

Roots are long and tapered like carrots, averaging 8-10" long and 1" in diameter with off-white skin and white flesh. The upright, grass-like leaves and purple flowers the second summer distinguish it from scorzonera. Biennial. Also known as oyster plant. Avg. 42,750 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1 Ounce

$10.40
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1/4 Pound

$25.20
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1/2 Pound

$44.50
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1 Pound

$61.35
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Additional Information

CULTURE: Salsify 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.
DISEASES:
Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
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./130', 7.7 oz./1,000', 10.5 lb./acre at 20 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart.
SEED SPECS:
AVG. SEEDS/LB: Avg. 42,750.
PACKET:
100 seeds, sows 5'.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Tragopogon porrifolius
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Biennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Edible Flowers