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Parsnip Sabre F1
Possibly the whitest skin seen on any parsnip. Early to mature with an exceptional skin finish and sure to become a showbench favourite, as it is capable of reaching 150cm (5ft) long if grown in barrels . Exhibition.
When to Sow Mid March to Mid May
Harvest September to February
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 germi-nate depending on soil temperatures. You are better to delay sowings if soils are wet and cold.
What to do Next
Do not transplant seedlings. As 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.
If growing for exhibition, wanting long straight roots, bore deep holes with a long bar and fill with a sandy compost mix and sow 2-3 seeds per station, then thin to the strongest seedling.