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9408 Congress Saint Exd
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a 6 acre permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different plants for our community!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Sweet Cicely

Plants for Spring 2017 Shipping or Local Pickup

Deadline for orders to be shipped SPRING 2017 is March 15th (orders placed after this date may need to be shipped in the FALL depending on dormancy)

All orders placed where shipping is requested will be packaged and sent in early spring of 2017, as soon as the ground has thawed and timing is appropriate for our region.  This is usually March through early April.  Email with any questions you may have and thank you for your interest in our permaculture plants!

Sweet Cicely


Sweet Cicely


Myrrhis odorata

Sweet Cicely is a special plant.  Tolerant if not adoring of the shadier nooks in our gardens, this beautiful plant comes up reliably early in the year with a plume of foliage quite like ferns.  It then unveils a huge beautiful set of leaves that spread out to 2 to 3' or so.  Then come the beautiful white flowers that the predatory insects adore so much, then the young seed pods that seriously taste basically exactly like a "Good and Plenty" candy, but without the junk!  The roots are massive, deep, sweet as anything, and all parts are edible.

Please be aware this amazing, useful perennial looks a bit like its cousins the poison and water hemlocks... No joke plants.  So be aware and careful that you are eating our delicious offering, not an interloper.  And share that awareness with your friends and family.

Sweet Cicely can get to be about 3' tall when it is in full flower, but most of the year it is low and beautiful to the ground.

Site Preference:

Sweet Cicely will seem to like a well drained, shadier, cooler, more moist position.  Thats our experience.  Full blast sun and it's a sad sap!


Zone 4

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