Mr Fothergill’s 17165 Vegetable Seeds, SCORZONERA Duplex


  • Known as ‘Black Salsify’ and popular in southern Europe
  • The hardy roots can be left in the ground over winter
  • Source of vitamin C and vitamin B
  • Great for outdoor sowing
  • Easy to grow

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Product Description

Scorzonera duplex seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Hardy, delicately-flavoured. Popular In Southern Europe where it grows as a native, this is one of the very few vegetables that belong to the daisy family, Asteraceae. Easy to grow and trouble free, the roots are fully hardy and can be left in the ground until needed. The flowering stems are also delicious when lightly steamed.

Useful Information: Veg Explorer – varieties from around the world; Dietary fibre; Vitamin C

Sow and grow: Outdoors: sow thinly February-May, where they are to crop, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, light, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 40 cm (16-inch) between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-32 days. Thin plants to 20 cm (8-inch) apart. Replace any dislodged soil. Water well until plants are established. Leave roots in the ground until required. Harvest: October-February.

Hints and tips: Roots can be treated much as parsnips, but must be peeled before eating. The delicate, white flesh can also be grated over salads.

Box Contains

1x 150 Seeds Pack

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 8.2 × 2.8 cm
Package Dimensions

‎14.8 x 8.2 x 2.8 cm; 10 Grams

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Expected blooming period


Sunlight exposure

‎Partial Shade

Item model number




Date First Available

20 Sept. 2013


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


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