Long black maxima – black salsify sweet fragrant yellow flowers. Black salsify has a thick black rind and the cream coloured flesh tastes like oysters.
These roots were popular in ancient Greece and Rome. It gained in popularity during the Medieval era, and can still be found growing in old monastery and convent garden ruins. Salsify retained its charm right into the Victorian era, where it was prized for its flavor.
Selfseeded shots are separated in March, replanted with a mixture of cactus composte and seasoned manure.