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Nicollas

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Re: Skirret breeding project
« Reply #15 on: 2020-06-19, 11:27:38 AM »
Third year growing skirret. I think what an absolutely divine parsnip like tasting root vegetable!! but skirret is really next level again, my tribe loves em too, so next spring I intend to sow much larger area in them.
Ive decided that I might start selecting the thickest roots/ best growers etc etc.
The plant in the photo was the strongest growing plant last summer, root length on this plant is 40cm but would been another 20cm that got cut off, I took the photo for a NZ gardening mag who are going to run a feature on skirret, I expect a tsunami of orders but I have enough seed though.
   


Richard, have you been able to select for the deep main root feature ?

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Re: Skirret breeding project
« Reply #16 on: 2020-06-19, 12:04:15 PM »
When I first bought seed, very few sporadically came up.  With letting plants go to seed almost all sprout around the plants early winter.