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Salsify 'Mammoth Sandwich Island' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Creamy white color. Slightly tapered roots, 8"x1.5". It's mild flavor is similar to oysters. Cold hardy.

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$2.95
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Details

Excellent heirloom salsify offered in the U.S. since at least 1894. Salsify is also known as the vegetable oyster, because it is so very similar in taste and fragrance, and many prefer to use its peeled creamy flesh to make a mock oyster stew. Certainly these days with the ocean environment under such assault, it is a safer choice. It is closely related to the dandelion, which is more evident when it produces a seed head. Roots grow 8" x 1.5".

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Tragopogon porrifolius
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 130-140
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 100