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Skirret (Sium sisarum)

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Skirret (Sium sisarum)
Skirret (Sium sisarum) #0 Skirret (Sium sisarum) #1
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3.04 € *
apx. $3.57
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4 €
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NOT AVAILABLE
Item number
SIU01
Seed quantity:
100 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Apium sisarum, Berula lancifolia, Pimpinella sisarum, Sisarum sisaroideum, Sium sisarum
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Seeds
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Description

Skirret was cultivated until well into 18th century Europe for its edible roots. These can be eaten like salsify, boiled or fried. Besides this, roasted roots serve as a substitute for coffee. Heirloom variety.


Seed packet with approx. 100 skirret seeds

Growing instructions
Skirret is a perennial plant. Likes lots of sun. The plants need a distance of about 30 cm. Preculture recommended. Skirret seeds germinate at approx. 20 °C. The seeds need to be covered with 1-2 times their diameter with soil. In the first few weeks avoid waterlogging. Wait for strong plants to develop before planting out.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Apiaceae
Plant height approx.:
70–130 cm
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
White
Flowering period :
August, July, October, September
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
–20 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
February, March
Sowing time outdoors:
December , February, January, March, November, October
Sowing depth:
1 – 5 cm
Best germination temperature :
20 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 21
Planting distance approx.:
30 x 30 cm
Main harvest:
December , February, January, March, November, October

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Gierlein, Gritzelmöhre, Görlin, Klingelrüblein, Merk, Zuckermerk, Zuckerwurz

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