Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Parsnip

Sds/g: 400                             Feed Requirements: Low                                   Usual Seed Life: 12-18 months

 

Cultural Notes:

  • Grow in the same way as carrots. However, there are limited options for those with clay soils as to achieve long straight roots a well-worked deep (30+ cm) loam is needed. Sow into soil that has had compost and fertiliser from the previous crop, rich soil will produce hairy forked roots. Rows should be 30-45 cm apart thin to 10-12 cm. Seed normally needs 3 weeks to germinate, ensure the soil is kept moist before emergence (use hessian or planks like as explained under carrots to help).

Cultural Notes:

  • To avoid rotting roots through wetter months ensure the beds are well-drained. 

Harvest:

  • Digs roots out as needed. Early planting will size up quite quickly and if allowed to grow too large their table qualities will suffer. Late plantings will keep through winter, frosty areas should hill over the crowns so they do not freeze. As frosts sweeten and enhance the flavour of parsnips we tend to just plant in January and not worry about the summer and early autumn harvests.

Sowing periods

Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Jul 1st to Mar 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Feb 1st to Aug 31st
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Botanical Name
Pastinaca sativa

An old variety with pointy roots and a delicate, sweet flavour. A very hardy and vigorous vegetable especially tasty when harvested after the first frost. Needs friable, fertile soil and takes approx. 130 days until harvest. 300 seeds



 

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Botanical Name
Pastinaca sativa

A sweet, nutty variety with creamy white flesh. The roots are uniformly long, smooth and have good resistance to rotting in periods of heavy rain. Taste improves after the first frost, becoming sweeter with a nutty twist. Great roasted, in pies/pasties or soups. A hardy & vigorous vegetable that isn’t to bothered by pests/disease. 300 seeds.

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A$3.50
Botanical Name
Pastinaca sativa

An old Australian variety that is highly nutritious has a sweet flavour and a high yield. The taste improves harvested after the first frost, becoming sweeter with a nutty twist. Great roasted, in pies/pasties or soups. A very hardy and vigorous vegetable that is not really bothered by pests or disease. Fresh seed harvested Jan 2020. Not to WA. 300 seeds.