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Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify (Heirloom 120 Days )

This uncommon heirloom root crop is a member of the daisy family and is native to Europe. Provides 8” long, slender, tapered roots, similar to parsnips. Can be left in the ground and be harvested over the winter. As a biennial, it produces grass-like foliage and attractive, purple daisy-like flowers the following year. 

100 seeds


Tragopogon porrifolius

Germination: 14-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep

Sowing Indoors: Not recommended

Sowing Outdoors: Early to mid-spring. Sow a few seeds every 1", thin 2-3" apart to the strongest seedling. Keep soil moist for best germination. 

Harvest: Flavor improves after the first frost. Roots can grow a foot, dig out carefully to keep roots intact. Pull out of the ground before a hard frost. Will keep a few months when stored in cool temperatures. 

Tips: Plant in deep loose soil amended with compost. Keep well watered for best roots. Does not compete well with weeds, keep weeded.   











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    Barbara G.
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    I recommend this product
    Sallsify Cultivation

    Very good! I was impressed at how fast the delivery came from the East Coast. The seed germinated very well, we have had an unusually wet July here in Missouri, it has slowed the growth considerably. We will not dig it until after frost.