Black Salsify

Scorzonera hispanica


Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

$1.75
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Black Salsify

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".


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 20mm
When: Spring and autumn
Row Spacing: 40cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Days to Maturity/flowering: 120 days
*Notes: Does best in deep, stone free soils.

(Product number: F5-05)
Seeds per gram: 65 seeds


SKU F5-05
Botanical name: Scorzonera hispanica
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 50 seeds
Seeds per gram: 65

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