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A picture of a Skirret

Skirret

Sium sisarum

Also known as

Crummock, Jellico, Sardia

MFG 0375-Sium-sisarum by Malte (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Skirret Overview

Sium sisarum is a herbaceous perennial species from the carrot family, Apiaceae. Also commonly known as Skirret or Crummock, this plant is commonly cultivated as a root vegetable. Grown for the sweet, white, aromatic roots, which can reach around 20cm in length. Skirret typically grows to around 1m tall, growing well in moist, sandy soil. Harvest the roots in winter, whilst the plant is dormant for the best taste. Flowers are white and arranged in clusters, appearing in the summer.

How to propagate Skirret

Seed

Division

Special features of Skirret

Attractive leaves