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Tragopogon porrifolius, (circa 1860) - Vegetable Oyster plant - Slender parsnip-like dull-white root crop about 8 to 9 inches & tapers to a point. Roots have creamy-white flesh with a distinct flavour is somewhere in the overlap between asparagus & oysters with a hint of nuttiness that seems to improve if dug after frost. Over winter or store like carrots, tops are edible as young shoots, High in minerals, Very similar to Scorzonera in form (although Scorzonera is black-skinned) & in flavour although not closely related, Yellow Daisy like flower Late Spring into summer , Seed Count Approx - 40 avg
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