Salsify Seeds

Useful gardening information

The roots have a delicious oyster-like flavor and can be used in an oyster soup. Salsify likes a rich, deep-spaded, light garden soil. Sow in rows early in the spring. Space 24 inches apart. Sow seed 1/2 inch deep, and 2 to 3 seeds to the inch. Thin out the plants to stand 6 to 8 inches apart in the row.

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.

Informative articles found on the web:

How to grow Salsify
Salsify Recipes


VH557 Mammoth Sandwich Island
Features mild, oyster-like flavor. Produces long, slim succulent roots with snow white flesh. A must for soups and seasoning.
  225mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $1.95