Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Harris Model Parsnip
Harris Model Parsnip (95 days)
Harris is THE parsnip that people think of when they think of parsnips. This has been the standard for years and for good reason. Harris Model has smooth skin, a sweetish-nutty flavor and fine grained flesh. You can expect 12" long roots, that are 3 1/2 " at the shoulder.
How do I eat them? Parsnips can be substituted for carrots in many recipes. You can remove the skin and mash them like potatoes with a little butter. Some folks grate them into salads fresh. Still others add them to stews and soups. There are many ways to enjoy these tasty roots.
Parsnips have 36mg Calcium and 71 mg phosphorous per 100gm. The vitamin C level though is 17mg per 100gm which is almost 3 times the level of vitamin C in carrots.
Did you know that Parsnips over winter with no protection in most places and are even more tasty after a freeze! Leave them right where they are until you need them. Parsnips can be stored this way as long as the soil is not water logged. You may also store them in the root cellar. Mike & Nancy Bubel recommend this variety in their book Root Cellaring.
Parsnips have been used form generations because they store so well and make excellent human/animal food. Parsnips make an excellent rabbit food as well as being tasty for ruminants.
Pastinaca sativa All American Parsnip (125 days) All American has a sweet, tender, white and fine...
Pastinaca sativa All American Parsnip (125 days) All American has a sweet, tender, white and fine grained flesh that makes this a popular parsnip. The thick white roots are uniform, with smooth shoulders. All American reaches 2-3" across and about 12" long. Very nice sugar content making it so tasty mashed like potatoes. Just add a little butter. All American parsnip stores well.
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for the...
Approximately 300 seeds per pkg.
Classic parsnip bred by E...
Approximately 300 seeds per pkg.
Classic parsnip bred by English seed company Tozers. One of the last highly selected OP parsnips available in this age of hybrids. Vigorous plants produce giant perfect roots up to 4 feet long with most of the mass in the top 12 inches. Could be considered a half long type. A popular variety in Germany. From CV Tozers '07.
Kral Russian Approximately 300 seeds per pkg. Heirloom Russian variety with a beet shaped b...
Kral Russian Approximately 300 seeds per pkg. Heirloom Russian variety with a beet shaped bulbous root. Very unique and beautiful for a parsnip, severe taper makes for easier harvest. Not very white skin. from Heritage Seed Library, UK.
Hollow Crown Parsnip Seed (95-110 days)
Mentioned in D.M. Ferry's 1879 catalog.
A very old heirloom parsnip with probably the best taste of all parsnips.
Hollow Crown produces a 12-14" tapering root that is 2-3" wide.
A valuable winter food source.
Best if eaten after the first frost as this causes them to produce more sugar.