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Salsify – Mammoth Salad Island Purple


140 Days | Many prefer salsify to oysters; the soup give off an odor exactly the same as oysters; although the flavor of a white salsify like Mammoth Salad Island is more related to Artichoke hearts or Asparagus. Roots 6-8 inches long by 1.5 inches wide, smooth, dull white. The best part is that salsify is much better for you than most starchy root vegetables. These simple roots contain lots of iron, vitamin C, thiamin, calcium and phosphorus, and provide a healthy dose of fiber. They also have as much potassium as a banana. All of this earns them “superfood” status especially since the root stores its carbohydrates as inulin instead of starch, which turns to fructose instead of glucose during digestion. This is ideal for diabetics as it reduces their glucose load. Most enjoy the flavor of the cooked roots over the raw.Because salsify is a cool season crop, it needs to be sown as soon as the soil can be worked. Salsify grows best in loose, well worked soil similar to carrots. Since salsify takes 14-20 days to sprout, add a little radish seed to mark the rows. A biannual plant, salsify forms purple star shaped flowers if the root is not harvested in the fall.Packet contains about 5 grams of seed.You will not be charged shipping costs on products that have ‘free ship’ indicated in their title. Otherwise, shipping charges will be added during checkout based on the total weight of the order.


130-140 Days to maturity14-20 Days to sproutSalsify seeds per Oz: About 6,500Salsify seeds per Lb: About 110,000Plant 1/4″-1/2″ deep, in rows 12″-18″ apart, thinning to 2″-3″ apart once the seeds sprout. 

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