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Skirret (Sium sisarum)

Skirret (Sium sisarum)
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in stock
Item number
SIU01
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
100
Brand:
magic garden seeds
Botanical name:
apium sisarumberula lancifoliapimpinella sisarumsisarum sisaroideumsium sisarum
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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 :
AugustJulyOctoberSeptember
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial
Winter hardy up to:
–20 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
FebruaryMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
December FebruaryJanuaryMarchNovemberOctober
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 FebruaryJanuaryMarchNovemberOctober

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
gierleingritzelmöhregörlinklingelrübleinmerkzuckermerkzuckerwurz

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