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Scorzonera 'Annual Giant' (Scorzonera hispanica)

Scorzonera 'Annual Giant' (Scorzonera hispanica)
Scorzonera 'Annual Giant' (Scorzonera hispanica) #0 Scorzonera 'Annual Giant' (Scorzonera hispanica) #1
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Seed quantity:
75 Pcs.
Botanical name:
S. denticulata, S. glastifolia, Scorzonera hispanica
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Scorzonera is a lesser-known heirloom root vegetable that is very often compared to asparagus. Since Spanish black salsify is harvested during the winter months, it is sometimes also called 'Winter asparagus'.

The cultivar 'Annual Giant' is a particularly tasty variety with long, smooth and uniform roots of a dark color. The meat is bright white. The roots develop a medium to long size with substantial root thickness. The cultivar has been known since 1904.

Content: 75 Scorzonera seeds
Sowing & Growing
Due to the long growing period of approximately 28 weeks, scorzonera should be sown as early as possible, by the end of March / early April. Sowing depth 2-3 cm. Long germination time of 2-3 weeks.
Black salsify loves a place in the sun or partial shade and needs a good, loose, deep, humus-rich soil.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
65–120 cm
Root system :
Deep roots , Taproot
Flower colour:
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
–15 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Sowing time outdoors:
April, March
Sowing depth:
2 – 3 cm
Germination time in days:
14 – 21
Planting distance approx.:
6 – 10 cm
Maturation time (days):
196 Pcs.
Main harvest:
April, December , February, January, March, November, October

Companion planting

Good intercropping partners:
Carrots , Kohlrabi, Leafy lettuce, Leek, Lettuce, Onions, lauchzwiebeln

Other names

German names:
Echte Schwarzwurzel, Garten–Schwarzwurzel, Skorzenerwurzel, Spanische Schwarzwurzel, Winterspargel
English names:
Black oyster plant, Black salsify, Serpent root, Spanish salsify, Viper's grass, Viper's herb
French names:
Asperge d'hiver, Salsifis d'Espagne, Salsifis d'été, Salsifis noir, Scorsonère, Scorsonère d'Espagne
Spanish names:
Aberbaja, Barbaja, Berbaja, Berbajo, Churrimana, Churrimana de los pastores, Churrimanes, Escorcionera, Escorcionera española, Escorcionera mayor, Escorcionera real, Escorsonera, Escorzonera, Escorzonera de hoja ancha, Escurzo, Farinetes, Herba escurçonera, Salsifí, Salsifí de España, Salsifí negra, Salsifí negro, Tetas de vaca, Viperina


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