skirret


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an Asiatic herb cultivated in Europe for its sweet edible tuberous root

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You'll find something to interest the whole family, with about 20 different gardens to explore, from the unusual vegetable garden with its skirret, rampion, salsify and scorzonera crops from centuries ago, to the no-dig garden, the soil of which has never been turned over.
We might start the season by digging skirret, a perennial that grows a root which tastes like a cross between potatoes and parsnips.
Two other very old vegetables are Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus) and Skirret (Sium sisarum).
Skirret produces clusters of fleshy roots that are sweet and nutty.
CAREFULLY DOES IT: Protect any delicate plants from the cold and look forward to something hot - like garden-grown chillies (left) A MATTER OF TASTE: Skirret clusters have a sweet and nutty flavour