Gastronomisk smag, påminder om spinat og asparages.
Agretti har en mild, en smulle bitter men vidunderlig smag. Ligner lidt purløg eller dild med flad side. Passer godt til fisk og skalddyr. Meget gastronomisk, men næsten umulig at få fat på - indtil nu.
Vores kollega i London skriver så her om Agretti:
"Also called Roscano or Barba di Frate (Salsola Soda), this is very popular in Italy and has become the latest in vegetable in the best Italian restaurants, and even they struggle to get it. When mature(50 or so days) they are a 12 inches wide, 24 inch tall bush that looks like a huge chive and they are used mainly in Rome and Umbria. Really good with fish and seafood, it is a mild flavoured green which is a little bit bitter, a bit sourish, has a hint of spinach and is a lot wonderful !! Almost impossible to find in the UK and very, very gastronomic. The flavour is as hard to describe as a truffle's is.
You can just braise them in some olive oil w/ garlic and serve as a side dish. Can also boil them and dress with some olive oil. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Sow and cover with 1/2 inch soil. Space seeds 4-6 inches apart. Thin to one plant 8-12 inches apart in row or raised bed. Germination time: 7-10 days Start cutting from the plants when they are about 6-8 inches tall. Cut the green tops or sections of the plant; it then will regrow.
It has a very short sowing window and the seed will NOT keep, hence it's rareness. 100g pack. Customer advice - please compare the price per gram of this variety very carefully when shopping around. PLEASE NOTE that Agretti is very difficult to harvest the seeds from and then to store and package, but we are pleased to say that the quality of this crop is good this year, with a germination rate of 65% - excellent for Agretti. We are working on a first-come-first-served basis and there is be a limited supply."