Gladiator has high quality flesh and smooth, white skin. A fast maturing F1 hybrid with excellent canker resistance and sweet flavour. One of the best show varieties. Parsnips are a great source of carbohydrates and contain Vitamin C and potassium. The roots can be boiled, roasted and used in stews, casseroles and soups. For some, roasted parsnip is an essential part of Christmas dinner.
Sow parsnip seeds in well drained garden soil, late March - May. Sow 1 cm deep, leaving about 30 cm between the rows. Germination is slow. Thin out the seedlings and leave 15-20 cm between the plants, so the roots have enough room to develop. After germination, crops in 100 days.