Scorzonera Long Rooted Maxima

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Commonly known as Black Salsify, this variety delivers heavy yields of very long roots of outstanding for flavour. The long black-skinned roots have a very delicate and subtle oyster flavour, real delicacy. Grows as a very long black tapering root rather like a thin parsnip.

  • Seed Count: 200

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Scorzonera Long Rooted Maxima

Scorzonera Long Rooted Maxima. Commonly known as Black Salsify, this variety delivers heavy yields of very long roots of outstanding for flavour. The long black-skinned roots have a very delicate and subtle oyster flavour, real delicacy. Grows as a very long black tapering root rather like a thin parsnip. Easy to grow. The roots keep well in the ground over winter.

Cultivation Advice Scorzonera Long Rooted Maxima

  • Sow thinly in 1cm drills 30cm apart from April-Jul.
  • Deep stone free soil preferred.
  • Do not sow on recently manured soil.
  • Thin to 10cm apart.
  • The thinning’s do not transplant well.
  • Keep weed free and water during very dry periods
  • Harvest from Aug as required through till Mar.
  • Flavour improves after last frost.