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SKIRRET, known botanically as Sium Sisarum (natural order Umbelliferae), a fleshy-rooted perennial, the roots of which are boiled, and afterwards served up like salsify. It requires a free, deep and much enriched soil, and is generally raised from seeds, which should be sown in drills a foot apart about the end of March, the bed being well- watered in dry weather. The roots will be in use about November, and will continue fresh through the winter if carefully stored.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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