Moderately tapered shorter white roots
10-12" long and 3.5" across, with almost no hollow crown and no side roots.
Easier to grow in clay than longer varieties.
Has a clean appearance and good flavor; tolerates wet conditions such as marshland. A nice heirloom market variety, easy to grow. (Note: in our paper catalog this item number is also erroneously listed for Tender and True parsnip, which should be VPA-4740.)
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. Store in the ground or root cellar for winter.
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