Salsify

Photo: Nina Pope 29.10.11

Photo: Nina Pope 26.07.11

Salsify

Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)

Vegetable - Edible?: Edible

Chiltern Seeds say: "Often called the Vegetable Oyster because its flavour is said to be not unlike oysters - however, we canĀ“t help thinking that Salsify is as near as most of us will get to finding out what an oyster tastes like, rather than the other way round! Grown for its roots, which look like large white Carrots, it is an easily raised winter vegetable. Sow 1 in. deep in drills in spring and roots will be ready from October onwards. Lift as required, scald the roots, scrape and leave in water, to which a few drops of lemon juice have been added, for half an hour or so, boil and serve with a white sauce, or fry and serve with a drop more lemon juice. Any roots not eaten by the following spring will produce tender shoots which can be cut when about 6 ins. long, and cooked like Asparagus."

In Saturday 21st May 2011

  • Sown Direct by George, Sat 21st May '11
  • First Harvested by Nina & George, Sat 29th Oct '11

Out Saturday 4th February 2012

Raised Beds Garden Plan A: Herbs (11) B: Amaranthus & Chard (9) C: Potatoes, Late Radish & Cabbages (5) D: Garlic & Carrots (10) E: Early Spinach, Beans & Summer Savory (7) F: Salads, Sweet Corn & Courgettes (5) G: Salads, Sweet Corn & Squash (4) H: Tomatoes, Basil & Aubergines (11) I: Strawberries (1) J: Celery & Parsley (3) K: Mecanopsis & Perennials (5) L: Rhubarb & Strawberries (4) M: Broadbeans, Beetroot, Salads & Coriander (18) N: Herbs (3) O: Amaranthus & Chard (9) P: Potatoes, Late Radish & Cabbages (6) Q: Garlic & Carrots (13) R: Early Spinach, Beans & Summer Savory (14) S: Salads, Sweet Corn & Cucumbers (5) T: Salads, Sweet Corn & Squash (5) U: Tomatoes, Basil & Aubergines (8) V: Strawberries (1) W: Comfrey (2) X: Celeriac & Fennel (10) Y: Carrots & Parsnips (7) Z: Broad Beans, Dill & Brassicas (10) 1: Mint (1) 2: Cut Flowers (12) 3: Globe Artichokes & Perennial Flowers (6) 4: Flowers (3) 5: Cornflowers (2) 6: Aubergines, Chives, Chillis & Leeks (4) 7: Cornflowers (2) 8: Aubergines, Chives, Chillis & Leeks (5) Wall: Fruit Wall (23)
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