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Pastinaca sativa

Description

Tender parsnip with white flesh and mild, sweet nutty flavour.

Hardy and stores well.

Harvesting seed

Parsnips make tall flower-heads of little yellow flowers in their second year, soon followed by huge numbers of papery seeds.

Remove the stem when the flowers brown and place upside down in a pillowcase. Leave to dry for a few weeks.

Winnow the seed and store in an airtight container.


Additional Info

Height
21-30cm
Spread
1-10cm
Colour
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
1 year
Nominal value
0.3 pence/seed