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Skirret Seeds - Sium Sisarum - Rare, Delicious, and Perennial Vegetable

Skirret Seeds - Sium Sisarum - Rare, Delicious, and Perennial Vegetable

Quantity: 50+ Seeds


Skirret is a relatively unknown edible plant in the Carrot family, Apiaceae. Although this plant was popularized in Europe, it actually originates in china. These perennial plants are hardy down to zone 4. Established plants produce an abundance of edible and delicious rhizomes. They taste quite sweet and nutty. The roots taste best when harvested anytime between winter and spring as the cold weather and frost enhances their sweetness. The plants are very easy to grow, and don't require much attention other than regular waterings, and a good layer of mulch to help regulate soil temperatures. This is an excellent plant to include in a permaculture style garden.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    Its best to sow Skirret seeds directly in the earth as soon as chances of frost have passed; for us at the farm, this is around early to mid May. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Seeds can take between 2-4 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. These plants do best when spaced every 6-8 inches. Skirret grows best in full sun, and enjoys consistently moist soil. The plants are very disease and pest resistant too.

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