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Skirret (OG)

Sium sisarum
HOW TO GROW SKIRRET

Sow in late in winter or early spring in cold frame, can be slow to germinate. Work soil deeply and free of debris. Prefers lighter soils like carrots. Can also be started indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Pick out seedlings to individual pots. Carefully weed to enhance root development and not disturb the roots. Pot up smaller divisions in early spring and grow them in lightly shaded area in cold frame, plant them out once they are well established in the summer. Requires abundant moisture in the growing season or roots will be tough. Harvest root after first frost. Lightly mulch to over winter in cold climates. Prefers some shade in hot climates. Soil pH 5.6-8.5. Hardiness zones 5-9. Perennial.

Average 2,240-2,800 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life 1-2 years.

Planting Depth 1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-70˚F
Days to Germ. 30
Plant Spacing 12”
Row Spacing 18”
Days To Maturity 120-140
Part Shade, Wet Climate

Skirret Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 21,808 seeds
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Grown as a root vegetable, cluster of sweet long white roots. Raw it is similar to carrots and parsnip. Cook like beets, boil, stew or roasted for soups and stir fry. Used as sweet flavor in fritters and pies like carrot. Harvest after light frost for the most satisfying flavor. Remove the woody core of older plants...
Grown as a root vegetable, cluster of sweet long white roots. Raw it is similar to carrots and parsnip. Cook like beets, boil, stew or roasted for soups and stir fry. Used as sweet flavor in fritters and pies like carrot. Harvest after light frost for the most satisfying flavor. Remove the woody core of older plants before cooking because it is difficult to remove later. Store like parsnip and carrots. Also, coffee substitute like chicory. Has been used to treat indigestion, urinary and Liver disorders, use root and stem. Also known as Crummock, Sugar Root, and Water Parsnip. Tags: Certification: Organic.

Originated in China. Mentioned by Pline the Elder as a favorite of the Emperor Tiberius. Naturally grows on the banks of waterways. Roasted root has been a coffee substitute. The name Skirret comes from the Dutch ‘Suikerwortel’ meaning ‘sugar root’. Delicious skirret recipes.
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Skirret (OG)

Sium sisarum
Grown as a root vegetable, cluster of sweet long white roots. Raw it is similar to carrots and parsnip. Cook like beets, boil, stew or roasted for soups and stir fry. Used as sweet flavor in fritters and pies like carrot. Harvest after light frost for the most ...
Grown as a root vegetable, cluster of sweet long white roots. Raw it is similar to carrots and parsnip. Cook like beets, boil, stew or roasted for soups and stir fry. Used as sweet flavor in fritters and pies like carrot. Harvest after light frost for the most satisfying flavor. Remove the woody core of older plants before cooking because it is difficult to remove later. Store like parsnip and carrots. Also, coffee substitute like chicory. Has been used to treat indigestion, urinary and Liver disorders, use root and stem. Also known as Crummock, Sugar Root, and Water Parsnip. Tags: Certification: Organic.

Originated in China. Mentioned by Pline the Elder as a favorite of the Emperor Tiberius. Naturally grows on the banks of waterways. Roasted root has been a coffee substitute. The name Skirret comes from the Dutch ‘Suikerwortel’ meaning ‘sugar root’. Delicious skirret recipes.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW SKIRRET

Sow in late in winter or early spring in cold frame, can be slow to germinate. Work soil deeply and free of debris. Prefers lighter soils like carrots. Can also be started indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Pick out seedlings to individual pots. Carefully weed to enhance root development and not disturb the roots. Pot up smaller divisions in early spring and grow them in lightly shaded area in cold frame, plant them out once they are well established in the summer. Requires abundant moisture in the growing season or roots will be tough. Harvest root after first frost. Lightly mulch to over winter in cold climates. Prefers some shade in hot climates. Soil pH 5.6-8.5. Hardiness zones 5-9. Perennial.

Average 2,240-2,800 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life 1-2 years.

Planting Depth 1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-70˚F
Days to Germ. 30
Plant Spacing 12”
Row Spacing 18”
Days To Maturity 120-140
Part Shade, Wet Climate

Skirret Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 21,808 seeds

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