Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify

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Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify is a biennial root vegetable belonging to the dandelion family, salsify is also known as the oyster plant because of its similar taste when cooked. Mammoth Sandwich Island is cultivated for its ornamental purple flowers and umami-flavored root. The root is similar in appearance to a long, thin parsnip, with creamy white flesh and a thick skin.

Species Salsify, Mammoth Sandwich Island
Vegetable Size 8" - 10" Long, 1.5" Diameter

Days to Germinate

7-21

Days to Harvest

150

Germination Rate

85%

Test Date

10/21

Lifespan

Biennial
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2022

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/4 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring or 10 weeks before the last frost.

Within-Row Spacing 1 inch, thin to 3 inches
Between-Row Spacing 18-24 inches