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!
Perennial vegetables, Edimentals (plants that are edible and ornamental) and other goings on in The Edible Garden