Parsnip

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Parsnip
Parsnips.jpg
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Pastinaca
Species: Pastinaca sativa
Hardiness Zones
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The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable related to the carrot. Parsnips resemble carrots, but are paler than most of them and have a stronger flavor.

Planner[edit]

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Sowing time
Lifting time

Growing[edit]

Soil[edit]

Parsnips can be grown in a wide variety of situations, from open ground to raised beds to containers. The main thing to bear in mind is that they will need a clear 'root run' - if the root encounters stones or compacted earth on the way down, it is likely to fork or twist. If you have stony soil, a good way round the problem is to make a hole using a pole or bar and fill with sand, compost or a mixture of both, sowing the seed on top. Alternatively, deep containers may be utilised, again filled with a sand/compost mixture.

Location[edit]

Parsnips, like other root vegetables will do best in a sunny location.

Sowing[edit]

Aftercare[edit]

A parsnip flower head

Harvesting[edit]

Troubles[edit]

Main article: Apiaceae troubles

Varieties[edit]

Gladiator

Avon Resister

White Gem

References[edit]

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