Scorzonera, also known as Black Salsify, is a plant whose edible portion is its upright cylindrical roots that grow up to 30 centimetres in length. Its white flesh is covered with a dark brown skin. As far as the taste is concerned, Scorzonera is fairly similar to asparagus, although it is a little milder.
Growing: sow the seeds in rows in 30cm spacings from March to April. Thin the plants that grow too densely in 5-8cm spacings. This variety grows well in deeply cultivated medium moist fertile soils; avoid using acidic soils. The plants are ready to be harvested 4 months after the seeds have been sown.
Each packet contains three grams of seeds.
Each packet includes a growing guide and a sow-by date.
Approximately 210 seeds (+/- 20%)