A tasty root used by chef for gourmet cuisine
White salsify is a cool-weather root crop. The leaves are also edible. (Tragopogon porrifolius) is a very old root vegetable that has been known since ancient times. It is often called the oyster plant as its flavor is reminiscent of artichoke and oyster. It has increasingly been used by chefs for gourmet cuisine.
Scientific Name: Tragopogon porrifolius
Plant Life Cycle: Biennal
Optimal Germination Temperature: 16-40
Germination time in days: 10-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 140 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: humous, draining, well loosened, and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Sow salsify seed 12mm deep and 0.7 cm inch apart. Thin seedlings to 7-10cm apart. Space rows 40 cm apart.Sow outdoor directly about two weeks before the last expected frost. Harvest the roots from november till February as you need them.