Re: [gardeners] skirret (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 07:09:52 -0400

At 02:57 AM 09-04-98 -0700, you wrote:
>What I do remember most about the skirret was the sweet flavor of the
>roots and that wretchedly fibrous core that had to be removed.  There
>was a lot of variation from plant to plant in sweetness and size of
>the core... looks to me like something that could stand some selective
>breeding.  In spite of the fact it's been grown in Europe since
>Charlemagne's time.
>Kay Lancaster

It sounds as if it has been selectively bred - into parsnip.  What colour
is skirret?  Margaret, I'm sorry to laugh, but I did, at the thought of
someone planting weevil s**t.  Lucinda