Vpa 4731
Days To Maturity : 100
Germination Days : 15-28
Planting Depth : 1/2
Seed Code : N
Seeds Per Packet : 180
Spacing : 4
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Summer
46 PKTs Available
Bedford Monarch Parsnip VPA-4731



A very rare old English parsnip variety.

Long white roots with broad shoulders and sweet flavor.

The roots can get huge & therefore provide a very high yield.

The Seed Ambassadors project received this variety from the Irish Seed Savers Association, who said it is one of the sweetest parsnips they have trialed.

Thanks to our friends at Adaptive Seed for this fine old variety.

BOTANICAL NAME: Pastinaca sativa


Soak seeds overnight. Plant 4" apart in deeply dug, rock free soil that is well composted. Do not use fresh manure or nitrogen as rich soil causes hairy, forked roots. Water and weed seedlings until established, then requires little care. The flavor is improved by a light frost, and best if left in soil to overwinter, and harvested as needed. Plant in Spring for Fall harvest, in mild-Winter areas plant in Fall for Spring crop.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W/Matures 15/Harvest 4-8+/Yield 119-479/Spacing 4"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates hot weather, tolerates winter cold, stores well

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A Great Tasting Parsnip
on 09/01/15 by Cameron Miller in WA

I love parsnips and have grown many. But hands down, Bedford Monarch is over the top when it comes to taste: rich, creamy parsnip flavor. I have never eaten better. I can get better yield results i.e., grow bigger roots with hybrid seed, but Bedford Monarch deserves wide planting and seed saving by gardeners who desire a truly wonderful tasting parsnip