Re: [gardeners] skirret

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 07:23:09 -0600

At 07:09 AM 4/9/98 -0400, you wrote:
>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
Planting it isn't half as bad as eating the germinated product of weevil
s**t seeds, Lucinda.  Margaret