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Eco Heirloom variety

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Product number:4960
Latin name:Scorzonera hispanica
Botanic family:Asteraceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:115
Lifespan:Biennial
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:april-june
Sowing depth:2 cm
Plant spacing:10-15 cm
Row spacing:40-50 cm
Germination time:6-15 days
Height:40 cm
Plant location:sun
Harvest/blooming:sept-nov
Seeds/g:70-90 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Black salsify is the first thing to be sown in spring, as soon as the frost in the ground has broken up and the soil has dried out a little. Sow 2 cm deep.  Black salsify needs a long season. Sowing in autumn usually succeeds as well and that is an extra early start.

Spacing

10-15 cm between the plants and 40-50 cm between the rows.

Harvest

Dig up the roots carefully as late as possible in autumn. If covered with plant refuse, harvest can go on till they freeze firmly in the ground or let them remain until next year to grow a bit more. Wintered roots begin blooming later in summer. That makes the root harder and harder so do not delay harvesting. The leaves are edible as well. Store the black salsifies in moist sand or peat in an earth cellar. It is used in casseroles, soups and gratins etc. or eaten lightly poached with butter.

Seed

70-90 seeds/g. One portion is enough for a stretch of several meters. About 30 g sows 100 m and 500 g (1lb.) sows 1000 m2.
A portion contains about 70 seeds.