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Perhaps the hardiest of all garden crops, parsnips don’t develop their sweet, nutty flavor until after enduring frosts and cold weather in fall. Can be overwintered for harvest as soon as soil thaws in spring.

 
   
 

Seeds or Seedlings

10 to 21 days, 50F to 85F

1 year

Well Drained

Full Sun

1" to 2" apart

3" to 4" apart

100 to 105

Growing Guide
GROWING NOTES
Yields best in full sun.

Prefers well-drained, loose, fertile soil, free of stones pH 6.0 to 7.0. Heavy clay soils may cause crooked and branched roots. Needs a fair amount of moisture.

Biennial grown as an annual.

Requires deep, well-prepared soil, early planting, and good early weed control.

Leaves arise from spherical swollen stem.

MAINTAINING
Sow seeds ½ inch deep, 1 inch apart, in rows 18 to 24 inches apart, in early spring.   Seeds germinate slowly, usually in about 2 to 3 weeks (longer in cold soils). To speed germination, keep soil moist. Sow along with radishes to break soil crust and mark row.

Thin to 3- to 4-inch spacings. Trim instead of pulling to avoid disturbing roots of remaining plants.

Mulch to suppress weeds and retain moisture.

Hill soil around base of plants to prevent greening of root shoulders.
 

 
   
     
   
 

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