Parsnip 'White Gem' (Seeds)

Pastinaca sativa

Hardy Annual

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Easy-to-grow in virtually all soils, this flavoursome variety boasts a medium-length smooth root, long cropping period and good canker resistance. Ideal for baking and roasting. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

sun or semi shade

Sowing Months Harvest Months

1 packet (200 parsnip seeds) (TKA54083)

  • Prepare the ground by digging deeply to encourage a welldrained bed.
  • Sow outdoors April/May, thinly, 1cm (1/2in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Alternatively, sow clusters of 3 or 4 seeds every 20cm (8in) and thin out to the strongest seedling after germination. Germination may take up to 28 days. Earlier sowings may attract canker.
  • Harvest from September onwards, leaving them in the ground if desired.
  • Parsnips are a good source of energy boosting carbohydrates and are high in vitamin C and potassium.

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