skirret


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

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Perennial crosnes and skirret are hardy in Zones 4 to 8.
Crosnes do well in damp locations, and skirret is quite at home on swampy ground or a bank along a stream.
Historians trace skirret back to China and to ancient Roman cookery.
I acquired my stand of skirret from Poland while researching medieval Polish cookery.
The white flowers develop seeds that resemble celery seed, so you can increase skirret from the seeds and by dividing the roots.
Last spring I also started skirret (Sium sisarum), a perennial with an edible root whose flavor resembles parsnip.
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