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Sium sisarum - Traditional root crop, well-loved in ancient and medieval Europe (it was a favourite of emperor Tiberius) but fallen out of favour in recent centuries. An outstanding perennial vegetable, gaining attention for permaculture and food forest gardens. Sweet, nutty and delicious, like a cross between a carrot and a potato. They're good raw, but get sweeter when cooked. Easy to propagate from seed or from crown divisions. The leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible. Hardy to zone 5. 50+ seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Growing Info
Stratify 30-60 days cold/moist stratification helps with germination. Mix seeds with small amount of lightly damp substrate (vermiculite, fine sand) or paper towel, and keep in fridge.
Sowing Mid-spring, we sow ours indoors in April
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 12-24" between plants
Soil requirements Average fertility - Moist soil is preferred
Harvest Autumn of their 2nd season
Light Full sun to part shade
Life cycle Perennial
Cold hardiness zone 5