Vegetables Scorzonera Belstar Super

Belstar Super

Scorzonera Seed

Product ID: 2447

Unique root crop.

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. While the plant is still young, the tender leaves can be used in salads. Avg. 36,250 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
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Rich-tasting, savory roots with oyster-like flavor.
Rich-tasting, savory roots.
80 Days

Additional Information

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.
1 oz./120', 8.3 oz./1,000', 11.5 lb./acre at 20 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart.
AVG. SEEDS/LB: Avg 36,250.
100 seeds, sows 5'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Scorzonera hispanica
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
80 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>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
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Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
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