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All American Parsnip
All American Parsnip
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  • Pastinaca sativa  Open pollinated. 95 days. Heirloom.
  • All American Parsnip is a fine variety, with snow-white flesh, fine grained with a  small core. Sweet, smooth, slender roots. 2-3" across and about 12" long.
  •  Parsnips get sweeter after plants have been exposed to a few light frosts.
  • Frost resistant root may be dug during winter as needed.

Planting Directions:  Sow seeds ½” deep in a rich sandy loam or soil that drains well, after the last frost.  When 4” to 6” tall, thin plant 3 to 4” apart.  Seeds germinate in 12-14 days with soil temperature of 50˚ to 70°. Apply mulch after seedlings reach 6” tall to help control weeds, cool the soil and retain moisture.  Water deeply when dry. Harvest nutrient rich leaves to eat raw in salads, or steam with greens. Parsnips are ready to harvest in fall but will have better flavor if harvested after some hard frosts.

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