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Salsify has been called the "oyster plant" because of its similarities in flavor to oysters. Native to the Mediterranean region, Salsify is a biennial wildflower whose shoots and roots are used as vegetables. Shoots can be cooked and eaten like asparagus. It is used primarily in French cuisine, and is said to promote liver and gall bladder health.


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Salsify Sandwich Island Seeds
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Mountain Valley Seed Co. Item #: TL-12037P -

Also known as white salsify, goatsbeard, vegetable oyster, and the oyster plant, this uncommon root vegetable has a long tapering root and edible leaves.  The cooked root is said to resemble the flavor of oysters.  Salsify is planted from seed in the early spring and harvested after the first hard freeze in the fall.  Culture is a bit like parsnips.  Adequate moisture and fertility during the growing season is necessary if high quality roots are to be produced.