A good skirret (sukkerrot) harvest again…I don’t grow much as this perennial root and shoot vegetable is not totally hardy here. I have a few plants along the southern house wall which are covered in winter to protect against hard frost.
So, is this a world record, Guinness? Oh, sorry you can’t even ID a dandelion can you, so no point asking you ;)
My claim is at 2.3m. Any better?
I had no idea skirret/sukkerot/Sium sisarum could get this high….
I moved a skirret/sukkerrot (meaning sugar root) root into the cellar, planning to eat them….they went missing until I noticed the characteristic edible blanched shoots this morning! The roots had been like this exposed to the air all winter (I’ve previously lost roots when overwintered in a bucket in soil (they don’t like it damp it seems). See my book Around the World in 80 plants for more… :)
I had no idea that perennial buckwheat (Fagopyrum acutatum syn. F. dibotrys) and skirret (Sium sisarum) could be 2.5m ( 8 feet) tall! Probably a result of our cold wet spring which promotes growth, but delays flowering! The buckwheat is at the front and you can see the flower umbels of skirret at the back!