Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify

110 days. This improved variety produces larger and more flavorful roots than its heirloom siblings~up to 8" long and 2" wide. Gently peeled and cleaned, these tan, slender, forked roots bestow creamy-white, tender flesh and a beguiling flavor to braised meat dishes, cheese-laced gratins and roasted root vegetable melanges after being just lightly steamed or briefly poached (avoid creating mush unless mashing). (OP.)

One packet of about 150 seeds
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  • Trogopogon porrifolius. AKA the Oyster Plant, the Vegetable Oyster. Popular in the U.S. in the 1700s, this ancient Mediterranean native is coming back into favor now. Looking like a whiskered, tan-white forked Carrot, it tastes like a cross between Artichoke hearts and oysters. Direct sow in a deeply dug bed in full sun as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Water well until the sprouts emerge. Harvest in late fall (although it may overwinter in milder climates).

    Average seed life: 1 year.
Trogopogon porrifolius. AKA the Oyster Plant, the Vegetable Oyster. Popular in the U.S. in the 1700s, this ancient Mediterranean native is coming back into favor now. Looking like a whiskered, tan-white forked Carrot, it tastes like a cross between Artichoke hearts and oysters. Direct sow in a deeply dug bed in full sun as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Water well until the sprouts emerge. Harvest in late fall (although it may overwinter in milder climates).

Average seed life: 1 year.
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