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Salsify

Salsify

Salsify is shaped like a carrot with white flesh. Nicknamed the Oyster plant because its slight oyster flavor. Young roots can be shredded into salads, but older roots are better cooked, and added to soups and stews.

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The Mammoth Salsify is known as the "Vegetable Oyster" due to its uncanny oyster-like flavor. This pre-1900 variety is shaped like a carrot and is native of the Mediterranean. Its long tapered roots average 8-10" long and 1" in diameter. Mammoth has a creamy white skin and white flesh with upright grass-like leaves