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Scorzonera (Scorzonera hispanica)   Edit Report inappropriate crop

Scorzonera is very similar to salsify in taste not unlike a mild, sweet parsnip. It has dark slender roots and is perennial, meaning roots can be left in the ground for another season if surplus to demand.

Likes and dislikes
Soil
Stonydislike
Lightprefer
Loamyok
Heavyok
pH6.5 - 7.0
Manure
Previous cropok
Previous autumnprefer
Before plantingdislike
Position
Full sunprefer
Partial shadedislike
Shadedislike
Exposure
Openok
Shelteredprefer

Spring

sow outdoors sow outdoors

Between plants: 10cm
Between rows: 30cm

Sow thinly in drills about 1cm deep, thinning to 10cm between plants when large enough to handle.


harvest harvest

Lift with a fork and use as required being careful not to damage roots to avoid bleeding. Any shoots which appear on roots left in the ground can be piked when 10-12cm long and cooked as asparagus.


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