Black Salsify

Scorzonera hispanica Packet

Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

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  • Root vegetable
  • Flavour is similar to asparagus and oysters

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'Black Salsify' seeds

Scorzonera hispanica

  • Root vegetable
  • Flavour is similar to asparagus and oysters

Perennial vegetable producing long thin black tapered roots that grow to 30cm long. Roots have a black skin and white flesh. Young shoots and flower buds are also edible. Roots can be harvested in the first year or when they are more mature in their second year. Flavour is similar to asparagus and oysters. Great for soups, stews or eaten alone. Can be baked, fried or steamed. Is best suited to cooler climates. Also known as "Scorzonera", "Spanish salsify", "Black Oyster plant" or "Viper's grass".

Seeds per gram: 65
Product code: F5-05

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 20mm
Season Spring and autumn
Germination 14-21 days @ 15-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing 40cm
Plant Spacing 10cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 120 days

*Notes: Does best in deep, stone free soils.


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