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    Also known as scorzobianca or spanish oyster plant, 'white salsify' is a popular root vegetable in Europe that has only recently gained popularity in the states. The entire plant is edible. Young roots are excellent raw while larger roots are typically cooked. Shoots can be used like asparagus. As the common name suggests, it has a mild flavor resembling oysters. Prefers cooler conditions.

    Germination Direct sow in spring
    Zones Hardy to USDA zone 5
    Life Cycle biennial
    Uses edible*(flowers, gum, leaves, roots, seeds, stems), medicinal*, utility (gum)
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Seeds Per Oz. ≈ 2550

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