parsnip

Parsnips

(Pastinaca sativa) Northern European relative of the carrot. Parsnip roots are long, white, and, after a hard frost or two, mild and sweet. Sow in early spring in most areas, as seed germinates best in cool weather, and is slow to germinate even under the best conditions. Traditionally, gardeners would plant the seed rather thickly, just barely covering, and sow some radish seeds in the row. The radishes sprout quickly, marking the row’s location while the parsnips are germinating; the radishes mature quickly and are pulled, leaving the row to the parsnips, which require the whole season. Plant parsnips in rich and very deeply worked soil, and allow plenty of space—8-12 inches apart is ideal. May be stored right in the garden all winter, or until the soil freezes. Old-fashioned crop that really deserves to be included in today’s gardens.

 
 
Harris Model Parsnip

Harris Model Parsnip PR102

Delicious, tender, white, 12-inch roots have a sweet flavor; refined in... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Hollow crown parsnip

Hollow Crown Parsnip PR101

Tasty white long roots with sweet flavor; harvest after frost; a standard... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Half Long Guernsey

Half Long Guernsey Parsnip PR103

The Guernsey variety was the most popular parsnip of the 19th century.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Turga

Turga Parsnip PR104

100-110 days. ”Unusually vigorous and productive variety boasts extra... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
 
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