Scorzonera / Scorsonere / Σκορτζονέρα


Common Name: Scorzonera / Scorsonere / Σκορτζονέρα

Scientific Name: Scorzonera hispanica


Plant’s cycle: Perennial

Light Requirement: semi-shade and full sun

Soil type: well drained, light (sandy) or medium (loamy) soils. pH 6.5 – 7.5

Sowing in nursery: February,

Direct Planting: March to April,

Germination: 8 to 10 days after sowing

Harvest:  150 days after sowing

Spacing: 8cm/30cm/2cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite

Pollination: insects

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 5 years


Edible Parts: Flowers; Leaves; Root.

Other Uses: Repellent. The growing plant is said to repel carrot root fly from carrots growing nearby.