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Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)

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Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)
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Item number
TRA01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
100
Brand:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
t. sativustragopogon porrifolius
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Description

Purple salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) is a very old root vegetable that has been known since ancient times in Europe and especially cultivated in England, Belgium and France. Nowadays it increasingly finds its way into gourmet cuisine. For
consumption, the approximately 30 cm long and 2-4 cm thick white root is used. Its nutty-tart flavor reminiscent of artichoke and oyster has led to the names 'Oyster Plant' or 'Vegetable Oyster'.

The root can be boiled, fried or mashed. Similar to black salsify, a milky sap pours from the root when it is peeled, which discolors your hands brown, so you should wear gloves, peel under cold water or after cooking. Furthermore, the young leaves can be cut and eaten as a salad or used as a spicy component in soups. Still closed buds can be sautéed briefly, and the beautiful purple flowers are also edible and adorn salads.

Purple salsify seeds

Growing instructions

In-depth guide for growing root vegetables such as common salsify from seed

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Asteraceae
Plant height approx.:
50–120 cm
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
PinkPurple
Flowering period :
JulyJuneMay
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Biennial
Winter hardy up to:
–25 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
FebruaryJanuary
Sowing time outdoors:
AprilMarch
Sowing depth:
1 – 3 cm
Best germination temperature :
8 – 12 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 40
Planting distance approx.:
10 x 40 cm
Main harvest:
October

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
austernpflanzehabermarkhafermaukelhaferwurzpurpur–bocksbartweißwurzel
English names:
common salsifygoatsbeardjerusalem staroyster plantvegetable oyster
French names:
barbe de bouccercifis communsalsifis australsalsifis blancsalsifis à feuilles de poireau
Spanish names:
barba de cabra

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