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Characteristics: Annual root vegetable
Seed per packet: Approx 30
A popular European variety with black skin with white flesh. Scorzonera are grown for their root similar too Salsify, Parsnip or Carrot.
This old-fashioned vegetable is a favourite with chefs for its delicious sweet taste. Also known as Black Salsify.
(Scorzonera is a genus of flowering plants in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family)
Adaptable to most garden soils in a sunny position. Avoid deformed roots by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.
Tropics: Autumn to Mid-Spring
Temperate: Late Winter to Autumn
Cool: Late Winter to Mid-Summer
Sow: 6 mm deep
Best sown direct in shallow drills.
Plant space: 5-10 cm
Row Space: 20-40 cm
Maturity: 15-20 weeks