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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a 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 types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Sweet Cicely

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Sweet Cicely

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Sweet Cicely

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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 likes a well drained, shadier, cooler, more moist position.  That's our experience.  Full blast sun and it's a sad sap!


Zone 4

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Looking to grow Sweet Cicely from seed? Check out our partner shop at SeedsOfResistance on Etsy:

They’ve got beautiful, freshly harvested seed from this season ready for fall sowing in your food forest! We work with them on our forest garden projects and are excited to send folks their way for some great seed!