A favourite for the show bench, Hollow Crown Parsnip is one of the oldest varieties which produces long tapering roots of nice white skin and well textured flesh. They do however need good deep soil for the best results.
Parsnip is a particularly British vegetable because of its winter hardiness. Thankfully it is now reviving as a popular choice thanks to more imaginative uses in cooking. Roast with your Sunday joint or par-boil, roll in flour and Parmesan cheese and roast, delicious!
Product Part Number: 13403
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
Mid-March to May
Where to Sow
Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾"") deep in rows 45cm (18in) apart. Try to choose a stone free tilth growing site. Parsnips can take up to 8 weeks to germinate depending on soil temperatures. You are better to delay sowings if soils are wet and cold.
What to do Next
Do not transplant seedlings. A s soon as seedlings appear , they should be gradually thinned until plants are 10cm 4in) apart. Hoe regularly , taking care not to damage the crown of the root.
September to February
Often considered that the flavour is sweeter once plants have had a good frost.
Good source of energy boosting Carbohydrates. High in vitamin C and potassium.