Fine-flavored old English variety
that has become unavailable in recent years.
Truly delicious roasted or braised, with a very sweet rich flavor and tender texture.
The crew at our research garden grew this so that we can offer it to you again. We are pleased to be able to contribute to parsnip diversity, which translates to food security! (Note: in our paper catalog this variety is listed with an incorrect item number, VPA-4735, which is Turga Parsnip.)
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