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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 6 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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

34 weeks

First harvest expected

34 weeks after planting

Height

30cm

Spread

20cm

Row Spacing

5cm

Companions

sweet potato
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Photos

Parsnip crops

Parsnip plantings

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Parsnip harvests

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Parsnip seeds

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Sunniness

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