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HEIRLOOM. Mild, white flesh is fine-grained.

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Enjoyed for the nutty, sweet taste of the mild, white flesh, parsnips are a root garden must-have. Heirloom’s 12" long, 3" thick roots reveal their attractive flavor post-frost. Full-flavored parsnips are tantalizing roasted with potatoes, turnips, and other roots’; lend sweet heft to soups and stews. Lushly sweet complement to roasts. Thrives in deeply prepared soil.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

105 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

12 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

8 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

10-15 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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  • Parsnips

    Parsnips
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: Apr-18 - Last Date: May-16
    First Date: Aug-06 - Last Date: Sep-17
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How to Sow

  • Sow seeds in deep, well-worked soil in full sun after frost in spring.
  • In frost free areas, sow in fall.
  • Straight roots require soil that is light, loosened deeply, and free of stones.
  • Consider using a soil amendment such as light sand if soil is heavy.
  • Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ½ inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 21-27 days.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • For sweetest flavor, harvest parsnips after a light frost.
  • Continue to harvest parsnips all winter when the ground is not frozen.
  • In areas with severe winters, mulch the area in early winter to keep the ground from freezing as long as possible.
  • Harvest any remaining parsnips in the spring.
  • Try roasting, for a delicate, sweet earthy treat.
  • When storing, keep in the refrigerator in a plastic bag to retain moisture. Parsnips may be stored 2-6 months this way.
  • Parsnips may be frozen after blanching. They may also be canned.
Days To Maturity
105 days
Fruit Size
12 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
8 inches
Height
10-15 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
4 inches
Life Cycle
Annual