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Parsnip White Spear
Some gardeners ask for a Shorter parsnip; White Spear produces smooth skinned, chunky shorter roots, but just as tasty roasted or added to winter casseroles.
Product Part Number: 13417
When to sow
When to Sow White Spear Parsnip Seeds
Mid March to mid May
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 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.
Often considered that the flavour is sweeter once plants have had a good frost.