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Parsnip Imperial Crown
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
When to sow
When to Sow Imperial Crown Parnsip Seeds
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.
A good source of energy boosting carbohydrates and high in vitamin C and potassium.