Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify (Heirloom 120 Days )

$ 1.95

The Mammoth Sandwich Salsify is an uncommon heirloom root crop and a member of the daisy family, 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 the Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify in deep loose soil amended with compost. Keep well watered for best roots. Does not compete well with weeds, keep weeded.