Growing Scorzonera (Black Salsify) - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Scorzonera
Medicinal- Scorzonera can help boost the immune system, improve digestion, regulate blood pressure, maintain bone health, improve brain health and the active antioxidants are effective in reducing a variety of carcinogens.
- Nutritional Profile - Protein, fiber, inulin, calcium, copper, iron.
Use in: Salads,soups, roasted, braised, mashed
Leave some scorzonera roots in the soil to take advantage of it as a perennial vegetable. Harvest the majority of your crop after the recommended 120 days to maturity. Note that if you allow your black salsify to grow a little while longer, their flavor will improve exponentially.
Store these lovely roots with their peels intact, in a cool, dry area. Like other root vegetables, they can be packed in straw or sand for long-term storage. These are perfect to store in cold cellars or basement pantries, provided that these rooms aren’t too humid.
Carrots, thyme, rosemary, sage, potatoes, turnips, bean, spinach. Scorzonera grows best next to white salsify.