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They take a long time to germinate - up to 21 days. Since they are a root crop, they prefer deep, stone-free soil. The seeds frequently fail if they are not kept consistently wet until the seedlings are established. Harvest in 16 to 25 weeks. The roots are hardy and can be left in the ground until April. As a biennial salsify flowers and goes to seed the the second year.
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VH557 Mammoth Sandwich Island Features mild,
oyster-like flavor. Produces long, slim succulent roots with
snow white flesh. A must for soups and seasoning.