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Excellent for exhibition and for culinary purposes. Long, smooth-skinnedroots with good resistance to canker. Specially recommended.RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Parsnip Tender and True is one of the most popular traditional vegetable seed to grow in your allotment. 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. Maturing time approximately 32-36 weeks from sowing.