Source: Magness et al. 1971
Skirret is a vegetable grown for its edible roots. The plant grows to 3 to 4 feet high and bas compound, pinnate leaves. The roots grow in clusters, like sweet potatoes; but are longer, somewhat cylindrical, and somewhat jointed. They have a sweet taste and are tender if well grown, but have a woody, nonedible core. Plants are usually grown from seed, which may be started in beds and transplanted to the field, or may be field sown.
Production in the U.S.: No data, very minor.
Use: As cooked vegetable.
Part consumed: Fleshy, tuberous roots.