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Parsnip Imperial Crown

Description

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Selected and maintained on our farm, Imperial Crown is chosen for its long smooth roots but with a small crown. This variety has an excellent sweet flavour and crunchy texture. Because of its uniformity it makes for a good exhibition variety.


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: 13404

Pack Size: 800 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.35

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When to sow
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

WHEN TO SOW

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.

MATURITY

September to February

HANDY TIP

Often considered that the flavour is sweeter once plants have had a good frost.

Nutritional Values

A good source of energy boosting carbohydrates and high in vitamin C and potassium.
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