Sium sisarum
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Sium sisarum


  family umbelliferae 
  genus sium 

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Genus  Sium Species  sisarum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  skirret   crummock   Zuckerwurzel Family  UMBELLIFERAE Specimen number  S12033 Data source  UnVeg p365
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual,Perennial Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Sium sisarum likes full sun. Sium sisarum is known as crummock in Scottish and Zuckerwurzel in German.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a very sweet parsnip-like flavor. Sium sisarum is most frequently used cooked.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Crowns and leaves Crop spacing  9" - 1' Row spacing  1' 6" Cold frame  Planting period  Mar 01 - Jul 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium Time to harvest  150 to 180 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Cooked Nutritional value  Edible parts  Roots Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a very sweet parsnip-like flavor
Horticulture notes  The optimal planting season is from March to July. Provide 9" spacing when grown in quantity. Provide 1' 6" spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are all required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 150 to 180 days. Sium sisarum is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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