Harris Model Parsnip

Harris Model Parsnip

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Pure white perfectly straight roots. The slightly sweet flavor is unique in our experience.

Leave them in the garden until spring. It gives you a sweet treat to look forward to all winter. Dig them as soon as you can after thaw. If they are left for a few weeks they develop a lot of little white roots and start to become woody.

Germination: 14-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-65ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2” deep

Sowing Outdoors: Mid spring

Starting: 2-3 weeks before last frost. 

Planting: Sow 1/2-1" apart, thin to 2-3” apart. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination, letting soil dry out during this period may result in lower germination.

How much does a packet plant: 8-12 foot row

Harvest: The flavor is best after a few frosts. Harvest after a few frosts or leave them in the ground for the winter. Cover with a thick layer of mulch and harvest in the spring when the ground thaws. Dig out before tops start regrowing.

Tips: Parsnips prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. Sow a few radish seeds with the parsnips to help mark the rows. This is helpful because they take 3 weeks to germinate. Requires adequate water, 1” per week for optimum growth. Using a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Keep well weeded. An excess of nitrogen in the soil cause the roots to become hairy.

120 days

250 seeds/pk