Vegetables and Fruit forum: Sium sisarum (skirret, crummock) - anyone growing / eating?

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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Mar 4, 2018 2:22 PM CST
Has anyone grown and/or eaten skirret? Thoughts?
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Mar 4, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Never tried it. More popular in Europe. I have seen seeds advertised by British vendors. A cousin of the carrot with sweet flavored white roots That grow in a spread like sweet potatoes but small. Supposedly small yield and labor intensive prep have kept it from the commercial market.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 12, 2018 2:09 PM CST
I've never heard of them, but from Farmerdill's description, they sound simmalar to a parsnip.
Parsinip's are white, and grow big as carrots. Have there own unique mild flavor, when they mature in cool weather. When matured in warm weather, they can be bitter.
I'm gonna go look them up.
Thanks 👍
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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