Salsify

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About This Variety

Tragopogon porrifolius
Seeds Per Packet: 50
Price Per Packet: $4.00
Days To Maturity:

Salsify is closely related to scorzonera, but is a separate species. The root is tapered and resembles a parsnip in shape and color. The flavor is creamy smooth, often compared to that of oysters. This Swiss heirloom, originating in Clairvaux-les-Lacs in the French Jura, has spectacularly beautiful blue/purple flowers which appear in the second year. Peel the roots, drop them into acidulated water, then steam, roast, bake them with a cream sauce, or purée them for a delicate treat. Salsify is extremely hardy and will overwinter without protection.