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Tragopogon porrifolius ‘Giant salsify’

Salsify

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.5m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Tragopogon porrifolius ‘Giant salsify’ (Salsify). A long tapered root.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Vegetable

Origin

Europe - Mediterranean. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Mid autumn. Harvesting may end in Late winter.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds which are sown in spring.

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