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The Skirret (Sium sisarum Apiaceae), is a root vegetable. It has a cluster of sweet, bright white roots which are similar to sweet potatoes, but longer (15-20 cm). Skirrets may be boiled, stewed, or roasted. The woody core is inedible, and should be removed before cooking because it is difficult to remove after.


The skirret is of Chinese origin, and has been grown in Europe since around 1500. It is not commonly grown in North America today.


The plant grows about 1 m high and is very resistant to cold, as well as pests and diseases. It is usually grown from seeds, but may also be started from root divisions. Lack of moisture makes the root more fibrous.


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Skirret - the large food & drink encyclopedia (137 words)
The Skirret (Sium sisarum Apiaceae), is a root vegetable.
The woody core is inedible, and should be removed before cooking because it is difficult to remove after.
The skirret is of Chinese origin, and has been grown in Europe since around 1500.
Recipe 232540 --- Skirret: Vegetables (188 words)
Skirret is one of the many hardy perenniel vegetables which are typically grown as annuals.
In Scotland it is known as crummock and in Germany as Zuckewurzel.
Skirret can be grated or chopped and add to salads, or dressed in a vinegar marinade and served alone as salad.
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