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PARSNIP Hollow Crown

Pastinaca sativa

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$3.50

Family: Apiaceae

Characteristics: Annual root vegetable

Seed per packet: 50

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Hollow Crown has a long tapered root to 30 cm, with a shoulder 5-8 cm wide and an excellent flavour. Parsnips have been cultivated in Europe for over 500 years. It is a nutritious root vegetable with a sweet nut-like flavour. Use parsnips like carrots, in soups and stews, or steamed or baked.

Adaptable to most garden soils in a sunny position. Avoid deformed roots by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.

Tropical: Late Summer through to Early Spring
Temperate: Late Winter through to Early Autumn
Cool: Late Winter through to Late Summer

Sow: 6 mm deep
Best sown direct in shallow drills.
Plant space: 10-15 cm
Row Space: 30-40 cm

Germination: 21-28 days
Maturity: 15-20 weeks

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