I find your website useful and easy to us. I also enjoy your changing ads. in papers and mags. On Saturday at the Garden Organic AGM Professor Ian Lang, talking about Food Security urged us all to grow more fruit. He pointed out that in Britain we produce a mere 5% of the fruit we eat, and we should consume 9 a day not just 5 a day fruit and veg. Last November I planted your Polka raspberries. They are now strong tall vigorous canes, tallest I have ever grown and producing throughout the summer. I'll need steps to pick the late ones!! My first purchase from you was before the web, shrub roses for my allotment for the vit. C. Enjoyed your family history.
Betty Dawes, Peak District, Derbyshire
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Also known as the vegetable oyster this is a vegetable that is rarely seen in UK supermarkets but often seen on the Continent. If you don't know the vegetable you should! If you're worried about how to cook this we've put some basic cooking guidance below.
It has a very distinctive and pleasant sweetish mild flavour totally different from any other vegetable and often said similar to oysters - yes oysters from the sea! If that puts you off (which it shouldn't) some 'better' stores sell it ready to eat in tins so you could have a pre-taste.
Grows as a very long white tapering root rather like long white parsnips. The flesh is sweet and tender - in fact Sandwich Island is often noted as the finest tasting variety.
The roots keep well in the ground all Winter long (even in the hardest of Winters) - and will still be good to eat right through to March.
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