Parsnip Pastinaca sativa
How to sow parsnip: Direct seed outdoors, thin seedlings to 5cm apart
Sun requirement for parsnip: Plant in Full Sun
Parsnip has been planted 8 times by Growstuff members.
Parsnips are a root vegetable closely related to carrots and celery. They look like thick white carrots with larger, slightly rough foliage. Parsnips taste similar to carrots, except that they are sweeter, especially when cooked. Like carrots, they can be broiled, pureed, roasted, steamed, and baked into cakes. They become even sweeter in flavor after winter frosts. Before cane sugar arrived in Europe, they were used as a sweetener. The stems and foliage of the parsnip can cause a skin rash - wear long sleeves, pants, and gloves when weeding and harvesting.
Median lifespan34 weeks
First harvest expected34 weeks after planting
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How to grow parsnips
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