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Half Long Guernsey Parsnip
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Half Long Guernsey Parsnip (400 seeds) (PR103) $2.50

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Half Long Guernsey Parsnip

         
 
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The Guernsey variety was the most popular parsnip of the 19th century. Introduced prior to the 1850s, this variety is medium-long, and has thick shoulders and smooth white skin. Flavorful flesh gets even sweeter after a good frost in autumn. In 1898, Nebraska Seed Company of Omaha said, “As name indicates, not as long as the Hollow Crown. Quality very sweet and delicate”. We are glad to bring you this great old treasure.
 
Half Long Guernsey Parsnip
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
lkrishnan
Location:
Falls Church, VA, United States
Date:
August 9, 2018
          3.0
 
big and woody
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? sows easily

What are the cons? mostly tough and woody

Review:

So this was my first time growing parsnips. I planted these in spring 2017 to dig in fall. They grew beautifully all summer in deep raised beds. But when it came time to dig I had to wait, and wait for a frost. By the time I could dig them (as recommended) they were mostly woody with thick tough cores. Is it my region? I still have seed and will try these as an over winter crop. But do not recommend them for spring to fall in my area. Our autumns just last too long.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rina
Location:
Efrat, Judean Hills, Israel
Date:
May 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Grew well
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grew well.

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was the first time I've ever grown parsnips. I was especially interested in doing so because here in Israel the only thing I've seen was small and measly. I planted them around the end of Sept, beginning Oct. They were ready March/April. I was concerned because the weather in my area has few really cold days, but they were huge and delicious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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30 out of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DougK
Location:
Hart, MI, United States
Date:
November 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Nice harvest
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Trouble free

What are the cons? None

Review:

I just harvested my 30 foot row. Western Lower Michigan, zone 6A. Sandy loam soil ( some loam, anyway). I normally grow Hollow Crown with good results. Tried these for the first time because of the reviews about flavor. Haven't eaten any yet, but off that 30 foot row I harvested well over a bushel of parsnips. Grew nice, were trouble free. I'm thinking I might switch if the flavor is good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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60 out of 63 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ReapSowGrow
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Date:
November 29, 2014
          5.0
 
Delicious Under Appreciated
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Nutrition, Taste, Easy

What are the cons? None

Review:

These did wonderfully in our clay soil here, much better than I'd even hoped. I've read Parsnips were used in Europe as a sweetener before the introduction of sugar due to how sweet they become after a couple frosts. Parsnips can be a very valuable crop for anyone trying to seriously grow they're own food, but they also lend themselves well to succession planting strategies and can be an asset in a healthy rotation. They take all season to mature but they're well worth the wait, and you can eat thinnings throughout the season. I describe the taste of them to most people as a cross between a carrot and a sweet potato, and they are most certainly packed with a combination of nutrients not found in other veggies. They are definitely high in calories like potatoes but they're sweet and carry notes reminiscent of raw carrots. I highly recommend these and the planting strategy with radishes mentioned in the description, its very efficient so long as you harvest your radishes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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31 out of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Loves to Garden
Location:
New Carlisle, OH
Date:
November 7, 2014
          4.0
 
Did decent in 1st yr garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, no pest problems

What are the cons? waiting

Review:

I started a new garden the first year in our new home. Added some compost and manure but not quite enough as I realized later. My soil was still clumpy with our unusually cold, rainy spring this year. Despite all this, these parsnips did well. NOTHING ate the leaves at all. Took awhile to germinate which may be hard for the impatient gardener, but they came up, i mulched with straw, and just now harvested. They grew much better in my raised bed with compost only soil but even in the ground, I got some decent sized parsnips. Mine weren't really sweet as stated by the other reviews, but I've only had one frost here so maybe if I had waited until more frosts, maybe they would be sweeter. I was impressed with this little root veggie and it's wonderful that in November I can still help my grocery budget by going out to the garden and picking this root. Definitely try for next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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