Germ 14-21 day
Pure white perfectly straight roots. The slightly sweet flavor is unique in our experience. Store well and should comprise at least a small part of every northern garden. In the North, leave them in the garden until spring. It gives you a sweet treat to look forward to all winter. Dig them as soon as you can after thaw. If they are left for a few weeks they develop a lot of little white roots and start to become woody. 250 seeds
Outdoors- 1/2” deep, 1/2” apart in early spring with soil temperature at least 55 degrees. Slow to germinate and it is very important that they be kept moist for best germination. Thin to 2” apart.
Harvest- The flavor is best after a few frosts. Leave them in the ground for the winter with a thick layer of mulch and harvest in the spring when the ground thaws.
Tips- Soak seed 24 hours to hasten germination. Plant a few radish seeds with the parsnips to help mark the rows. This is helpful because they take 3 weeks to germinate. Requires adequate water, 1” per week for optimum growth.